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    Sale 7434


    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 75

    SANTE D'ORAZIO (b.1956)

    Stephanie Seymour, 1990

    Price Realised  


    SANTE D'ORAZIO (b.1956)
    Stephanie Seymour, 1990
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated, numbered 'AP' and annotated 'Donation for Allure-Lancome "Skin Cancer Foundation"' in pencil, copyright credit stamp on verso
    13¾ x 17 5/8in. (35 x 44.9cm.)

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    D'Orazio was granted privileged access to celebrated model Stephanie Seymour to make a series of nude studies. A portfolio was published as a cover and lead-feature coup by Playboy, February 1993, following the magazine's feature on Cindy Crawford by Herb Ritts. These shoots, from which this is an unpublished image, were instrumental in dramatically raising the subjects' status as contemporary icons.

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