November 18, 2018

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Lot 81: John Margolies

Lot 81: John Margolies

Selected Images of American Popular Culture (10)

1978-1981
Ektacolor photographs
Each signed, titled, and dated in black ink sheets verso; one numbered "1/4" verso; four with handwritten credit in graphite in the margin; nine retain Viart Corporation labels verso
Images/sheets (vis.) each: 12.625" x 18.75" (or alternate orientation); Frames each: 22.25" x 28.25" (or alternate orientation); (Images/sheets: 32 x 48 cm)
Comprised of Milk Can Drive-In, Route 146, Lincoln, Rhode Island (1978); Richfield Gas, Route 66, Cucamonga, California (1978); The Wigwam Lodge, Tempe, Arizona (1979); Harold's Auto Center, Route 19, Spring Hill, Florida (1979); Big Fish Supper Club, Bena, Minnesota (1980); Standard Service Station, Brooklyn, Iowa (1980); Standard Gas, Bena, Minnesota (1980); Hub Cap Corner, Dishman, Washington (1980); Lakewood Drive-In Theater, Carson Street, Lakewood, California (1981); and Star View Drive-In Theater, Route 61, Cape Girardeau, Missouri (c. 1981)
Provenance: Viart Corporation, New York, New York; Christie's, New York, New York, January 13, 2009, lot 486
Literature: The End of the Road. J. Margolies. 1977. #19, 21, 25, 53, 81, 91, and 118.; Pump and Circumstance: Glory Days of the Gas Station. J. Margolies. 1993. 67.; Home Away from Home: Motels in America. J. Margolies. 1995. 82.; Roadside America: Architectural Relics from a Vanishing Past. J. Heimann, ed. 2010. Cover, 42-43, and 217.
Estimate: $3,000 - $5,000
Price Realized: $2,000
Inventory Id: 30080

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