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    Sale 5040

    Modernism from a California Collection

    18 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 300

    WINGATE PAINE

    AUTUMN LEAVES

    Price Realised  

    WINGATE PAINE
    AUTUMN LEAVES
    circa 1965, vintage photograph
    21¼ in. (53.5 cm.) x 17 in. (43.5 cm.) framed


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    Mirror of Venus, Francoise Sagan and Frederico Fellino, photographs by Wingate Paine, New York, 1966, chapter 1 (colour variation illustrated)

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    Pre-Lot Text

    First published in 1966 and with over 100,000 copies sold by the time the book went into its third edition in 1970, Mirror of Venus, a poetic and photographic essay described as 'a visual valentine to feminine beauty', endures as the apex of Paine's distinctive photographic style. The text was provided by Francoise Sagan, author of the 1953 bestseller 'Bonjour Tristesse', and the celebrated screen writer and director, Frederico Fellini.