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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 40

    ATTRIBUTED TO RUDOLF KESSLER

    Shoes on shore, before 1933

    Price Realised  

    ATTRIBUTED TO RUDOLF KESSLER
    Shoes on shore, before 1933
    gelatin silver print
    credited, numbered '29', '538' [crossed out] in unknown hands in ink, graphite and red wax pencil respectively on verso
    9½ x 7 1/8in. (24.2 x 20cm.)


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    A rich variety of textures, a vertiginous vantage point, a shallow depth of field creating a softly graduated focus, and an exposure that treats alike both the solid and the fluid conspire to achieve a surprising and engaging image from an essentially commonplace subject. All credit to Kessler, whose personal story has eluded our investigations.

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    Provenance

    As lot 27.