'NINA AND SIMONE', PIAZZA DI SPAGNA, ROME, 1960
Silver print, printed 2012 and flush-mounted to aluminium. Signed, titled and dated in black pen on the back of the mount, and titled, dated and numbered 4/30 in black pen by an unknown hand on an artist's label affixed to the back of the mount. Matted and framed.
105 x 73.9 cm (41⅓ x 29⅛ in.)
This beautiful and iconic image, with rich blacks and contrasting tones is in overall excellent condition. With very faint pressure marks at the edges due to the passe-partout, and only visible upon extreme close inspection and under raking light.
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Private collection, Sweden
Hamburg Kennedy Art Advisory + Projects, New York
Martin Harrison, Shots of Style. Great Fashion Photographs chosen by David Bailey, Londres, Victoria & Albert Museum, 1985, ill. pl. 83;
Martin Harrison, Appearances. Fashion Photography since 1945, Londres, Jonathan Cape, 1991, ill. p. 101