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|Company: Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.|
258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania 18914 USA
Contact: Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
Ref.#: 12823Price: $1,200Sale: $840Medium: Silver printMount: unmountedPhoto Date: 1961Print Date: 1961Dimensions: 9-13/16 x 6-9/16 in. (249 x 167 mm)Photo Country: FrancePhotographer Country: Italy
With photographer's name in red crayon pencil and "AM Edvina" stamp, plus Paris 1961 stamp on verso. Could possibly be a signature.
The first and only "Salon International du Portrait Photographique" was held April 28-May 24,1961 at the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. For this major event, 30 well-known photographers were invited to photograph just one subject, the 21-year-old Anne-Marie Edvina, who was chosen for the "rare symmetry of her face", according to a New York Herald Tribune article reporting on this important exhibition. The photographic results were exhibited at the BN and were published in the New York Herald Tribune, Life International, the Journal de Seine et Oise, EPOCA, Europeo and many other publications. The photographers ranged from surrealists Man Ray and Maurice Tabard to fashion photographer William Klein to photojournalists, such as Robert Doisneau and Edouard Boubat.
Illustrated: Life Magazine, June 19, 1961; and New York Herald Tribune, April 27, 1961. Provenance: Salon International du Portrait Photographique; Piasa auctions.Shipping and insurance costs will be added to the price and must be paid for by the buyer. Pennsylvania buyers must pay appropriate local sales tax. International clients are responsible for their VAT and other custom's oriented charges.