Wall Street Strand, Paul  (American, 1890-1976)

This world-famous masterpiece "did much to lead American photography toward sharp-focus realism as well as abstraction, toward urban subjects and the machine aesthetic." (Milton W. Brown)

Of all the great photographers of the twentieth century, Paul Strand (1890-1976) most truly embodies the aspirations and spirit of his age. From 1915 to 1975 he created photographs that continue to increase in value and intensity. Their significance derives from a concentration of essentials—purity, passion, and precision—in a form that sustains these qualities as a lasting inheritance. Among his early works, Wall Street is recognized by collectors and scholars as an icon of modernism, an image that redefined the art of photography. There are only two vintage print of this image. And there are considered to be as few as thirty-five Camera Work photogravures. This print represents the third state.

Hand-pulled dust grain photogravure from an edition of 500 and 20 artist’s proofs printed by master photogravure printer Jon Goodman.