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September 21, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Marc Riboud (French, 1923-2016) Le Peintre de la Tour Eiffel (Painter of the Eiffel Tower), Paris

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Marc Riboud (French, 1923-2016)

Le Peintre de la Tour Eiffel (Painter of the Eiffel Tower), Paris, 1953, printed later. Titled, dated, and signed "...Marc Riboud" in brown ink on the verso. Gelatin silver print, image size 14 1/8 x 9 1/2 in. (35.8 x 24.0 cm), framed.
Condition: Subtle creases u.c. and c.r., scattered subtle foxing or similar across surface.

Provenance: Sotheby's New York, Sale 6973, Lot 300, April 18, 1997.

N.B. In 1953, Marc Riboud's portrait of a worker painting the Eiffel Tower debuted in Life magazine and prompted an invitation from his mentor the war photographer Robert Capa to join Magnum Photos, the cooperative photographic agency founded by Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, David Seymour (Chim), and George Rodger. Through Magnum, Riboud traveled extensively, visiting Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Pakistan, Tibet, and Turkey (see Lots 148, 152, and 153). He retired from Magnum in 1979, but continued to photograph in China and the Far East in the 1980s and 1990s.
Estimate $2,000-3,000

Sheet measures 16 x 12 in. (40.7 x 30.5 cm). Slight rippling to sheet. Framed with galss. No additional issues to report.

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Magnum Photos, George Rodger, David Seymour (Chim), Paris, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tibet, Tour Eiffel, Turkey, Cambodia, China, India, Japan