13 November 2007
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.)
From the collection of Philippe Salaün;
acquired by present owner.
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Magnin (ed.), Seydou Keïta, Scalo, 1997, p.169.
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).
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