Prints & Photography
April 17 — 22, 2021
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Weegee (Usher Arthur Fellig) (1899-1968)
Lot 14 Details
Weegee (Usher Arthur Fellig) (1899-1968), Austrian/American
I CRIED WHEN I TOOK THIS PICTURE, (FIRE IN HARLEM), DECEMBER 15, 1939, PRINTED LATER
Gelatin silver print
Image/Sheet 7.5 ins x 9.25 ins; 19.1 cms x 23.5 cms; 8.1 ins x 10 ins; 20.5 cms x 25.3 cms
This lot is located in Vancouver. Previews are not available due to COVID-19 restrictions. Local pick up by special arrangement; shipment from Vancouver only.
Private Collection, British Columbia
Weegee, born Usher Fellig on June 12, 1899 in the town of Lemburg (now in Ukraine), first worked as a photographer at age fourteen, three years after his family immigrated to the United States, where his first name was changed to the more American-sounding Arthur.