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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 99

    BETTINA RHEIMS (b.1952)

    Madonna Blue in Shiny Blue Underpants, New York, September 1994

    Price Realised  

    BETTINA RHEIMS (b.1952)
    Madonna Blue in Shiny Blue Underpants, New York, September 1994
    oversized chromogenic print
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '1/5', 'BR858' in ink on verso
    48 x 48in. (121.9 x 121.9cm.)


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    Rheims photographed Madonna for the cover of the December 1994 issue of Details and its 10-page feature 'The Madonna Complex', which promoted the release of her sixth album 'Bedtime Stories'.

    This print is number one from the sold-out edition of 5.

    Special Notice

    Artist's Resale Right ("Droit de Suite"). Artist's Resale Right Regulations 2006 apply to this lot, the buyer agrees to pay us an amount equal to the resale royalty provided for in those Regulations, and we undertake to the buyer to pay such amount to the artist's collection agent.
    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Literature

    Details, December 1994, p.13; Bettina Rheims: More Trouble, Schirmer/Mosel, 2004, p.190.