Original silver-gelatin print, untitled portrait of a Mexican-American teenager, ca 1945
by [GRAPHICS] YAVNO, Max
Annotated on verso in pencil, "Xmas 1945" - the hand is that of H. Richard Archer (1911-1978), collector, librarian, and a personal friend of Yavno's during the time they both resided in Los Angeles (ca 1945-1947). The current example came from Archer's collection, acquired directly by us about ten years ago. Attractive portrait of a young Mexican or Mexican-American man; a rare Yavno portrait from his post-war, West Coast period. Our research turns up no other examples of this image at auction in the past 20 years. Original silver-gelatin print, 4-1/2" x 3-3/4", on white mount 10" x 7-1/2". Inscribed in ink at base of mount: "Merry Xmas - Happy New Year - Max Yavno;" Minor soiling visible on mount; image clear, strong and unfaded. (Inventory #: 32968)
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