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49

Brassaï

'La Môme Bijou'

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Property from the Collection of Dr. Joseph D. Lichtenberg

Brassaï

Brassaï

'La Môme Bijou'

'La Môme Bijou'

Estimate:

15,000

to
- 25,000 USD

Lot sold:

10,080

USD

Brassaï

1899 - 1984

'La Môme Bijou'


ferrotyped gelatin silver print, signed, titled, dated, and annotated in ink, the photographer's '81, Rue du Faub.-St. Jacques, Paris-XIV - PORt Royal 23-41', '81 Faubourg St.-Jacques, Paris 14eme, Tel. 707.23.41', and 'Tirage de l'Auteur' studio stamps on the reverse, framed, 1932, probably printed in the 1950s

image: 8 ⅝ by 7 ⅛ in. (21.9 by 18.1 cm.

frame: 20 ⅞ by 17 in. (53 by 43.2 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This ferrotyped print is in generally excellent condition. As is typical of ferrotyped works, there are small scratches and pitting across the glossy surface. There are scattered deposits of original retouching, primarily in the lower left quadrant. Two small scratches in the right portion of the image appear to have been retouched. On the reverse, 'Pl. 384' is written in ink in the photographer's hand. The title, 1932, and '37 [circled]' are written in ink in an unidentified hand. There is inactive yellowed adhesive residue along the right edge. When examined under ultraviolet light, this print appears to faintly fluoresce.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Christie's, New York, 8 April 1998, Sale 8884, Lot 241

Robert Klein Gallery, New York, 1998

Washington, D. C., The Phillips Collection, Shaping a Modern Identity: Portraits from the Joseph and Charlotte Lichtenberg Collection, October 2013 - January 2014