13 November 2007
ROBERT POLIDORI (b.1951)
TWA Terminal #2, John F. Kennedy Airport, New York City, 2000
oversized chromogenic print
signed in ink, typed title, date and number '8/10' on credit label on reverse of aluminium flush-mount
40 x 52in. (101.6 x 132.2cm.)
From the studio of the artist;
acquired by present owner.
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Robert Polidori's Metropolis, Steidl, 2004, p.113, there titled 'Interior, passenger walkway, TWA Terminal, John F. Kennedy Airport, Queens New York'.
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