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Masterworks of Italian Photography 1945-1975 From the Collection of Paolo Morello

  • Sale 4225
  • London, South Kensington
  • 12 June 2012

150 rare vintage prints of outstanding quality presented to the market for the first time.

The collection of Paolo Morello includes some of the most glamorous Italian celebrities such as Sophia Loren, Jacqueline Bisset, Alfred Hitchcock and Marcello Mastroianni. The photographs depict Italian life and culture through bold use of line, tone, and composition. Constituting an inspiring journey, the collection of Paolo Morello is a reminder of how rich and multi-faceted the history of photography really is. With a level of image and print quality that is equal to or surpasses the work by many of the more celebrated names of the time, this is a wonderful opportunity to purchase unrepeatable gems at incredibly accessible prices (estimates range from £2,000 to £30,000).

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Sale Total including Buyer’s Premium: 199,875 (GBP)

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