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    Sale 7624

    Photographs

    19 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 15

    ROBERT POLIDORI (b.1940 Canadian)

    Sala Alejo Carpentier Gran Teatro de la Habana, Havana, 2000

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    ROBERT POLIDORI (b.1940 Canadian)
    Sala Alejo Carpentier Gran Teatro de la Habana, Havana, 2000
    chromogenic print
    signed in ink on typed label with credit, title and edition '9/10' on backing board
    40½ x 51in. (103 x 129.5cm.)


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    This work is number 9 from the sold-out edition of 10.

    In his forward to Havana, Eduardo Luiz Rodriguez writes: 'Polidori's photographs are paradoxically beautiful and require a particular sensitivity to understand the intrinsic magic, mystery, and beauty in what is apparently ugly, openly decaying, and potentially lost. They are a challenge to recover reality from nostalgia, to not lose memory.' (p.11)

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    Literature

    Polidori, Havana, Steidl, 2001, p.49.