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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 22

    SEYDOU KEITA (1921-2001)

    A young couple, 1949-51

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    SEYDOU KEITA (1921-2001)
    A young couple, 1949-51
    gelatin silver print, printed 2001
    signed and dated in ink in margin; signed, dated and annotated 'Paris 2001' by Philippe Salaün, printer, in pencil with his credit stamp on verso
    12½ x 17½in. (31.7 x 44.5cm.)


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    Keïta recalls this image: 'He is wearing European clothes and a beret. The young woman is wearing a lovely dress with a lace front, a large cornelian necklace and gold earrings. Her hair is braided in a style called "cravache" or "coat hangers"' (p.278).

    Provenance

    From the collection of Philippe Salaün;
    acquired by present owner.


    Literature

    Magnin (ed.), Seydou Keïta, Scalo, 1997, p.169.