JOHN COPLANS | SELECTED SELF-PORTRAITS (GENITALS)
SELECTED SELF-PORTRAITS (GENITALS)
a group of 4 platinum prints, each signed, dated, and editioned '1/10' in pencil in the margin, 1984 (4)
Various sizes to 4½ by 3½ in. (11.3 by 8.9 cm.)
These four platinum prints are in overall excellent condition. The margins of all four prints are faintly yellowed in an approximately 3/4-inch band at the periphery of the image and there are tack holes in the corners. There are occasional small black deposits from the platinum printing process in the margins and one print has a small, pink deposit, possibly colored pencil or crayon, at the lower right edge of the margin. There are hinge remnants on the reverse of each print.
In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective qualified opinion.
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These photographs are believed to be unique. According to The John Coplans Trust, they are the only platinum prints that Coplans ever made.