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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 43

    MARIO GIACOMELLI (1925-2000)

    There Are No Hands to Caress My Face, 1961-63

    Price Realised  

    MARIO GIACOMELLI (1925-2000)
    There Are No Hands to Caress My Face, 1961-63
    gelatin silver print
    credited and titled in unknown hand in Italian in pencil on verso
    11¾ x 15¾in. (29.8 x 40cm.)


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    In his images of young priests, Giacomelli shows an unexpected, light-hearted aspect of these holy men, laughing and enjoying leisure time in the seminary courtyard. Of this series, Giacomelli states, 'I found a previously unfamiliar dimension; I discarded the conventional rules in my treatment of the subject, to reveal the naked man.' (quoted in Crawford, p.222)

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    Provenance

    As lot 41.


    Pre-Lot Text

    GIACOMELLI -- VINTAGE PHOTOGRAPHS


    Literature

    Crawford, Mario Giacomelli, Phaidon, 2001, p.225, no.3.