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    Sale 5435


    26 November 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 11

    SEYDOU KEÏTA (1920-2002)

    Reclining Woman, 1938

    Price Realised  


    SEYDOU KEÏTA (1920-2002)
    Reclining Woman, 1938
    gelatin silver print, printed 2001
    signed twice and dated in ink in margin; signed, dated and annotated 'Paris 2001' by Philippe Salaün, printer, in pencil with his credit stamp on verso
    16 x 22½in. (40.5 x 57.2cm.)

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    Acquired from the collection of Philippe Salaün.

    Pre-Lot Text

    The following 32 lots represent Christie's second offering of Photographs from the Collection of James Danziger. The works offered here were collected over a 30 year period through the various chapters of a career in which his fascination with the photographic image has been constant.

    Danziger worked at the Photographers' Gallery in London from 1976 to 1978 when he was hired by Harold Evans to become the youngest Picture Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. In 1983 he moved to New York to become Features Editor of Vanity Fair. Danziger later became Director of Magnum Photos' American operations, and now runs Danziger Projects, a gallery and media company in New York City.



    Magnin (ed.), Seydou Keïta, Scalo, 1997, p.125.