|Description: We offer a signed silver gelatin print by Louis Stettner. The image is 18 1/8” x 12 1/16” on semigloss photographic paper, 19 7/8” x 14 3/8”, signed in graphite on verso “Louis Stettner Times Square 1952. Printed by Stettner at a later date. Item #P00092.
A man walks by a steaming manhole, he is headless and blurry, an abstract specter, the sidewalk barely visible in the background. Stettner’s framing of the image appears downright accidental, yet it conveys feeling of urban anonymity and loneliness so precisely.
Separate, but included with this photo, is an image of Stettner signing on the verso of the photograph.
Louis Stettner was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1922. His output was significant and his career lengthy. He began taking pictures with a box camera his father gave him as a young boy and at age 18 became a combat photographer for the Signal Corps in the South Pacific and Japan. He spent time in Paris, in the 50’s and 60’s, returning to New York City to teach in the 70’s. His most well-known images include: Aubervilliers, Brooklyn Promenade, Twin Towers with Sea Gull, Penn Station, and the Statue of Liberty, Battery Park.
Condition: Fine untouched condition.