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Nigel Henderson

'Linda Pin-up' (from Lovely Linda)

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Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Nigel Henderson

Nigel Henderson

'Linda Pin-up' (from Lovely Linda)

'Linda Pin-up' (from Lovely Linda)

Estimate:

3,000 to - 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

630

USD

Nigel Henderson

1917 - 1985

'Linda Pin-up' (from Lovely Linda)


a unique object, gelatin silver print photogram, mounted, titled in purple ink on the image, titled, dated, and annotated with a pictogram that reads 'eye opener' in pencil and ink on the reverse, framed, a The Mayor Gallery label on the reverse, 1977

image: 20 by 16 in. (50.8 by 40.6 cm.)

frame: 27 by 22 in. (69.6 by 55.9 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This unique photogram on matte paper is in generally excellent condition. There is excess dry-mounting tissue on the mount at the periphery of the print. The mount is soiled and there are scattered fingerprints. The mount is hinged to a modern mat with adhesive along the entire right edge. '3' is written in pencil on the mount, possibly by the photographer. There is a small paper adhesion in the upper center on the reverse.


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.

The Mayor Gallery, London, 2003

The present work from Nigel Henderson's Lovely Linda series, a group of collages and distorted photographs, was inspired by a pinup photograph found on the floor of a bus. Henderson imagined 'it must have fallen from a wallet, where it had been conserved lovingly, gazed upon from time to time to provide a momentary lift - like a double whisky' (quoted in Nigel Henderson: Parallel of Life and Art, p. 133).  


The image of Linda and the bandaged head (originally found on a cigarette card) pictured here are recurring visual motifs throughout Henderson's work from this period, including in Lucky ThirteenFace at the Window, and Willy Call-Up.