J. Frank Dobie

Listing No: 7341

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Artwork Info

FAE Listing No:
7341
Artist:
Andy Hanson (1932-2008)
Title:
J. Frank Dobie
Date of Work:
February 1964
Signature:
Signed in pencil on mount at low right.
Where Produced:
Dallas, Texas, USA
Presentation:
Matted - Float

Artwork Medium

Type:
Photography
Sub Type:
B&W
Medium:
Gelatin Silver
Support:
on Photo Paper
Medium Notes:
This print was produced in the darkroom from the original negative on double weight fiber-base paper with archival processing techniques.

Edition

Number Available:
3
Edition Notes:
Open Edition. The negative was retired from fine art reproduction in 2014. These are the last copies available from the estate of Andy Hanson. Three prints are available; only one is signed by the artist.

Artwork Size & Weight

Primary:
12.5 x 9 in. (Sight Size)
Outer Dimensions:
Size Notes:
This photograph is dry mounted on a 4-ply conservation board measuring 20 x 16 inches.The floating mat is unattached 4-ply conservation board.

Artwork Surface

Texture:
Flat
Surface Reflectivity:
Even - Gloss

Artwork Condition

Condition:
Excellent condition.

Artwork Provenance

Collection:
Andy and Beckie Reisberg
Provenance:
This modern print was produced for gallery inventory during Andy Hanson's lifetime, and with his approval of print quality. Upon his death, his estate allowed the remaining inventory of prints to be sold by Photographic Archives Gallery. The original negative is in the Andy Hanson Collection at DeGolyer Library, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas and the Library holds the copyright.

About this Piece

Andy Hanson was on assignment for the Dallas Times Herald to photograph the opening of the Main Branch of the Mesquite Public Library in February 1964. J Frank Dobie, noted author and Texas folklorist was in attendance. Dobie died in Austin, TX seven months later.

This image was included in the exhibition catalogue, “Andy Hanson: Another Side” (Photographic Archives Gallery, 2003).

About the Artist

Andy Hanson was best known as a noted and well-liked society photographer for the Dallas Times Herald from 1960-1991. He chronicled daily life in Dallas for over three decades. Ever-present at society functions and news worthy events, his trademark was his 35mm Leica range finder camera perched on a chest tripod that allowed him to juggle a hand-held flash with homemade bounce card and a notepad for taking names.

ARTIST STATEMENT
"I like to walk a lot. I like to ride with somebody else driving, it’s great. I like to be a passenger so I can see more. When I drive, I go the back ways. I don’t like to get on the freeways – I never know where to get off. The other day I was driving a guy to Mesquite. He said, “Turn right here.” I said, “Who’s driving? Whose car is this?” So we went the back way and saw some things he’d never seen before. When you get on the freeway you can’t see anything. There’s nothing to see anyway." (Andy Hanson)

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