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Charles Schwartz Ltd. | Featured Photographs

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Ilse Bing - Ravioli Restaurant- 190 Grand ST N.Y.C.
Ravioli Restaurant- 190 Grand ST N.Y.C.
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Contact: Charles Schwartz
Email: cms@cs-photo.com
Phone: 1-212-534-4496
Company: Charles Schwartz Ltd.
Company: 21 East 90th Street
Company: New York, NY   10128   USA
URL: http://www.cs-photo.com
Ref.#: 10908
Price: $7,500
Medium: Vintage Gelatin Silver Print
Image Date: 1936
Print Date: 1936
Dimensions: 8.75 x 11
Photo Country: United States (USA)
Photographer Country: France
Description: Bing (1899-1998), whose contemporaries included Henri Cartier-Bresson and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, had a long and illustrious career as an important Modernist photographer. She was invited to New York in 1936, the same year she was included in a show of Modern photography at the Louvre. As for the subject matter, captured by Bing on her first-ever NY trip, it was quite prescient. This selfsame Piemonte Ravioli store, specializing in fresh pasta products, continues to do business today at the location pictured by Bing in 1936, 190 Grand Street, on New York's Lower East Side. Above the store (in 1936) is a photo studio, evidenced by the marvelously shaped sign and the examples of photos in the second-story windows. Bright sunlight, slanting shadows, and architectural details like the fire escape and window cornices add to the image's echt, urban feel. Signed in pen on verso: ILSE BING 1936, and in white on recto, lower left: ILSE BING 1936. 1