ALEK WEK, LOS ANGELES
the photographer's estate/copyright stamp, signed by Mark McKenna, Chairman of the Foundation, and with title, date, and edition 'AP2' in pencil on the reverse, framed, a Staley-Wise Gallery label on the reverse, 1998 (Herb Ritts: L. A. Style, pl. 78)
18¼ by 14⅛ in. (46.4 by 35.9 cm.)
This print is in generally excellent condition. Upon close inspection in high raking light, the following are visible: a faint one-inch vertical impression in the upper left quadrant and a 2-inch vertical impression in the left margin. The margin corners are very slightly bumped. There are a few faintly darker areas near the lower edge of the image, which appear to be a feature of the negative or a result of the printing process.
'SW35982' and 'HRF 236-AP2' are written in an unidentified hand in pencil on the reverse of the print.
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Staley-Wise Gallery, New York, 2006