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    Sale 7624

    Photographs

    19 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 12

    MICHEL COMTE (b.1954 Swiss)

    Jaime and giraffe, Mojave Desert, 1996

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MICHEL COMTE (b.1954 Swiss)
    Jaime and giraffe, Mojave Desert, 1996
    chromogenic print
    signed in ink on verso
    19 x 15in. (48.2 x 38cm.)


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    This and the following two images were made on location in the Mojave Desert, California for Stern Fotographie. In a feature titled 'Beauty and the Beast', Comte paired top model Jaime Rishar with exotic animals on loan from a Hollywood training school. Few prints survive from this shoot; lots 12-14 are each one of only a few known prints.

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    Pre-Lot Text

    FEATURED ARTIST: MICHEL COMTE