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SEYDOU KEÏTA | UNTITLED, 1957-1958

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

SEYDOU KEÏTA | UNTITLED, 1957-1958

SEYDOU KEÏTA | UNTITLED, 1957-1958

Estimate:

4,000

to
- 6,000 GBP

Lot sold:

6,000

GBP

SEYDOU KEÏTA

1921-2001

UNTITLED, 1957-1958


signed and dated in black ink (lower margin), annotated in pencil in unknown hand in pencil (on the reverse)

silver print, printed 1997.

32 by 46cm., 12½ by 18in.(image); 40.8 by 50.7cm., 16 by 20in.(sheet)


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Surface: On close inspection, the corners of the sheet appear slightly bumped, as well as small linear creases in the lower-left corner, all in the margin and not affecting image. A couple of handling marks and two pressure points in the upper right quadrant, hardly noticeable and only in raking light.


Summary: This silver print is in very good to excellent condition, exhibiting strong tones and contrast.


Please note that this work is unframed


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Acquired directly from the artist

Private Collection, France

Seydou Keïta, exhibition catalogue, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, Paris, 31 March - 11 July 2016, illustrated p.153 pl. 129 (another example)

© Seydou Keïta Photography Estate Advisor Corporation

Clare Bell, Okwui Enwezor, Danielle Tilkin and Octavio Zaya, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, In/Sight African Photographers, 1940 to the present,  24 May-29 September 1996, illustrated p. 77 (another example)