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Robert Doisneau

Estimate
10,000 - 15,000 USD
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Description

  • Robert Doisneau
  • LES PAINS DE PICASSO, VALLAURIS
  • Gelatin silver print
mural-sized, mounted, framed, Buhl Collection, Guggenheim Museum exhibition, and Galerie Fran├žoise Paviot labels on the reverse, 1952, printed in 1975

Provenance

The estate of the photographer

Galerie Françoise Paviot, Paris, 2001, Nathalie Karg, Ltd., New York, agent

Exhibited

New York, Guggenheim Museum, Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection, June - September 2004, and 4 other international venues through 2007 (see Appendix 1)

West Palm Beach, Norton Museum of Art, A Show of Hands: Photographs and Sculpture from the Buhl Collection, January - March 2008

Seoul, South Korea, Daelim Contemporary Art Museum, Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection (Asian tour), March - May 2009, and 2 other Asian venues through 2011 (see Appendix 1)

Literature

Jennifer Blessing, Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection (Guggenheim Foundation, 2004), pp. 155 and 211 (this print)

Three Seconds from Eternity: Photographs by Robert Doisneau 
(New York, 1979), p. 47

Peter Hamilton, Robert Doisneau Retrospective (London, 1992), p. 30 and pl. 20

Condition

Although this print has not been examined out of its frame, it appears to be in generally excellent condition. Upon close examination and in raking light, the following are visible: a few surface scuffs in the upper left corner; a small linear impression that does not break the emulsion along the middle-right edge; and a tiny loss of emulsion in the upper right quadrant.
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