Two Danny Lyon 1967 and 1970 Prints at GET

Year Coverage: 
1967 to 1970


Gallup, New Mexico, 11:37 AM (for Lewis Hine)

Gallup, New Mexico, United States (Place depicted)


Gelatin silver print with ink


21.6 x 31.1 cm (8 1/2 x 12 1/4 in.) © Danny Lyon

Recto print, signed in ink by the artist

Markings: Verso print, marked with the artist's studio wet stamp, "Bleak Beauty," with "Picture Date and Print Date."

Inscription: Recto print, titled in ink by the artist. Verso print, inscribed in pencil "1970" (with studio wet stamps "Picture Date and Print Date").

Print     94.XM.24





For Walker Evans and James Agee, Knoxville, Tennessee


Knoxville, Tennessee, United States (Place depicted)

negative 1967; print 1989

Gelatin silver print

27.9 x 35.6 cm (11 x 14 in.)

© Danny Lyon

(Verso) Signed, titled and dated in pencil by photographer.


Inscription: Decorated border, inscribed in marker by photographer. On the top margin, inscribed in marker by Lyon, "For Walker Evans and James Agee, Two gallant men, together in life, now united immortal in death." On the left margin, inscribed in marker by Lyon, "KNOXVILLE, TENNESSEE, 1967, I WENT TO THE BOYHOOD HOME OF JAMES AGEE." On the right margin, insribed in marker by Lyon, "Then seven years later in Chicago the news arrived of Walker Evans Death." On the bottom margin, inscribed in marker by Lyon, "Now they are both gone and we are left thoroughly alone. One would have thought that the world itself would end with this single man's death, so great was his vision, so powerful his art. We will be forever remembered and honored by his work. Like Plato, he seems to have found reality itself. Danny Lyon."

Print                97.XM.28


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