• Photographs auction at Christies

    Sale 2229


    7 December 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 118

    DAVID BAILEY (b. 1938)

    Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, 1969

    Price Realised  


    DAVID BAILEY (b. 1938)
    Sharon Tate and Roman Polanski, 1969
    gelatin silver print, printed 1988
    signed in ink, typed title and date on labels affixed (on the reverse of the frame)
    33¼ x 33in. (84.4 x 83.8cm.)

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    In 'Goodbye Baby and Amen' this photograph is captioned 'The imperfect couple... They became part of the Anti-Establishment establishment. They became rich but never regal.'

    This print is unique in this size and was made for the 1989 traveling exhibition The Art of Photography: 150 years, 1839-1989. shown at The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and The Australian National Gallery, Canberra. This print was not exhibited at the Royal Academy, another venue on the tour, but was reproduced in the exhibition catalogue.


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