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September 19, 2014 12:00 PMCalender

Patti Smith (American, b. 1946) The River Ouse, East Sussex, England

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Auction: American & European Works of Art - 2749BLocation: BostonDate / Time: September 19, 2014 12:00PM


Patti Smith (American, b. 1946)

The River Ouse, East Sussex, England, 2003, printed 2008, edition of 35, from The PRC Portfolio published by the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University. Titled and signed "...Patti Smith" in graphite below the image l.l. and l.r., respectively, numbered "16/35" in graphite on the verso l.r. Pigmented inkjet print with graphite inscription on Harman matte paper, image size 9 x 6 15/16 in. (22.8 x 15.1 cm),matted, unframed.
Condition: Unmounted, good.

Provenance: Sold to benefit the Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

N.B. Around the image Smith has written the following: "On March 28, 1941 Virginia Woolf took her life by drowning in the River Ouse near her home Monk's House in Sussex with heavy stones in the pockets of her long coat."
Estimate $700-900

Sheet measures 15 7/8 x 12 7/8 in. (40.3 x 32.7 cm). No additional condition to report.

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Patti Smith, Sussex, Photographic Resource Center, Boston University, United Kingdom, East Sussex, Virginia Woolf, Monk's House in Sussex, River Ouse