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[Swiss-born American Photographer and Filmmaker, born in 1924]
Robert Frank Works Online
Categorized & Annotated
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Original works by Robert Frank available for purchase at art galleries worldwideMuseums and Public Art Galleries Worldwide:
Art Institute of Chicago NEW!Art Market:
Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City NEW!
Metropolitan Museum of Art Timetable of Art History
2 photographs online
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Trolley, New Orleans, from the series "The Americans", 1955
Museum of Modern Art, New York City
National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. NEW!
Most but not all artists in the NGA database have works online
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Robert Frank at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington D.C.
Whitney Museum of American Art, New York City
Akron Art Museum, Ohio NEW!
(Click on the "View objects by this artist" link)
Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C.
Robert Frank: London/Wales
Davis Museum and Cultural Center, Wellesley College, Massachusetts
Covered Car - Long Beach California, 1955
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Harvard University Art Museums, Massachusetts
Harvard have works in their collections, but unfortunately you have to type in the search yourself
Indianapolis Museum of Art, Indiana
Johnson Museum of Art at Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
Cafeteria - San Francisco
Los Angeles County Museum of Art NEW!
Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College, Chicago
Note the link at the bottom of the page to all works in their collection by Robert Frank
Philadelphia Museum of Art NEW!
Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas
U.S. 285, New Mexico
National Art Databases and Museum Inventories:
Swiss Institute for Art Research (SIKART)
Click "works" & search for artworks; click "exhibitions" & search for current exhibitions worldwide
(e.g. records of past sales at auction; sites providing examples of the artist's signature)
Christie's Past Sale ArchivePictures from Image Archives:
(database goes as far back as 1991; images go about as far back as 1999)
Sotheby's Sold Lot Archive
(database goes as far back as 1998; images where permitted by copyright go about as far back as 2001)
USC Annenberg School for CommunicationMiscellaneous Sites:
Additional Image Search Tools:
(SafeSearch set to "strict"; go to Advanced Search (Flickr/Google) or Preferences (Bing) to change)
Blind Spot MagazineArticles and Reference Sites:
Filmography from the Internet Movie Database
Encyclopedia Britannica complete article on Robert Frank
Note: The full version of the article is available only if you follow this link. If you bookmark the article and return later, or if you navigate directly to the Britannica website, you will see a 100-word preview only. Troubleshooting
Union List of Artist Names (Getty Museum)
Reference sheet with basic information about the artist and pointers to other references.
Wikipedia, the "Open Content" Encyclopedia
Art + Auction Magazine
Trolley - New Orleans, 1955 (photograph from a Photo gallery accompanying the article Keeping it Real)
Art + Auction Magazine
Two images from Robert Frank's 1969 film "Conversations in Vermont"
Review (from issue 30): Robert Frank
The Guardian Newspaper, UK
"In search of lost time", 2004 article by Adrian Searle
Vanity Fair Magazine
"Robert Frank's Unsentimental Journey"
"Look Inside" and "Search Inside" Books at Amazon
|Look Inside Books:||Selections from the books listed below are scanned in, in high res. Text is clearly readable and art reproductions vary from so-so to excellent. Don't miss the fact that you can usually zoom in via the "View" drop-down menu, along the top row of Amazon's Online Reader.|| |
|Search Inside Books:||Same as "Look Inside", except that the entire book is scanned in, and the text is fully searchable. This is an unbelievable resource, for research and especially for previewing a book when making the decision to buy.|
Note: Some "Search Inside" features are limited to people signed in to an account which has previously made a purchase at Amazon.
Robert Frank: Moving Out
Robert Frank: Hold Still- Keep Going
Robert Frank: The Americans