1946 - 1989
MELODY (SHOE), 1987
tirage argentique de 1987, contre-collé sur carton
signé et numéroté '2/10' à l'encre dans la marge inférieure
signé et daté à l'encre avec le tampon copyright du photographe au verso du montage et titré, daté et numéroté '2/10' d'une main inconnue au verso de la carte
sous passe-partout et encadré
silver print, printed 1987, flush-mounted to card
signed, dated and numbered '2/10' in ink in the margin
signed and dated in ink in the photographer's copyright stamp on the verso and titled, dated and numbered '2/10' in an unknown hand on the verso
matted and framed
image: 19 ¼ x 19 ¼ in.; 48,8 x 49 cm
feuille/carton / sheet/card: 23 ¾ x 19 ⅞ in.; 60,4 x 50,5 cm
This print is in overall very good to excellent condition. With a tiny dent and two tiny retouching marks in the upper left quadrant all only visible under close inspection and under raking light. Sheet corners slightly rubbed. Framed.
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Baudoin Lebon Gallery, Paris
Jérome de Noirmont Gallery, Paris
Sotheby's, Photographies, November 20, 2009, lot 89
Private collection, UK
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