20 October 2003
ROBERT DOISNEAU (1912-1994)
Le Baiser de l'Hôtel de Ville
Gelatin silver print. 1950/1980s. Signed in ink in the margin; initialed, titled and dated in ink on the verso.
9½ x 10 5/8in. (24.1 x 27cm.)
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See: Hamiliton, Robert Doisneau: A Photographer's Life, p. 143; and Koetzie, Photo Icons: The Story Behind the Pictures, Vol. 2, pp. 72-73.
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