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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 48

    MARIO GIACOMELLI (1925-2000)

    On Being Aware of Nature, 1954-1974

    Price Realised  

    MARIO GIACOMELLI (1925-2000)
    On Being Aware of Nature, 1954-1974
    gelatin silver print, printed 1974
    dated in ink, 'via Mastai 24' credit stamp on verso
    15½ x 11½in. (39.4 x 29.2cm.)


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    A wide range of dates are given to this series in various publications, the earliest 1954 and the latest 2000, the year of Giacomelli's death. This uncertainty is in keeping with his notorious lack of record keeping. Giacomelli rarely dated his work, but when he did, the date recorded refers to print date, in this case, 1974.

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    Provenance

    As lot 41.


    Literature

    Mario Giacomelli, The Friends of Photography, Carmel, 1983, p.27; Crawford, Mario Giacomelli, Phaidon, 2001, p.301, no.1.