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Alberto Giacometti, Rue d'Alesia, Paris

1961
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm)
Signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $10,625

Contact Specialist
Rachel Peart
Specialist
+1 212 940 1246

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas

General Enquiries:
+1 212 940 1245

  • Provenance

    Villa Grisebach, Berlin, 4 June 1999, lot 1132

  • Literature

    Chéroux, Henri Cartier-Bresson, pl. 289
    Galassi, Henri Cartier-Bresson: The Man, the Image and the World, pl. 212
    Thames & Husdon, The World of Henri Cartier-Bresson, pl. 114
    Thames & Hudson, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Photographer, p. 11

  • Artist Bio

    Henri Cartier-Bresson

    French • 1908 - 2004

    Candidly capturing fleeting moments of beauty among the seemingly ordinary happenings of daily life, Henri Cartier-Bresson's work is intuitive and observational. Initially influenced by the Surrealists' "aimless walks of discovery," he began shooting on his Leica while traveling through Europe in 1932, revealing the hidden drama and idiosyncrasy in the everyday and mundane. The hand-held Leica allowed him ease of movement while attracting minimal notice as he wandered in foreign lands, taking images that matched his bohemian spontaneity with his painterly sense of composition.

    Cartier-Bresson did not plan or arrange his photographs. His practice was to release the shutter at the moment his instincts told him the scene before him was in perfect balance. This he later famously titled "the decisive moment" — a concept that would influence photographers throughout the twentieth century. 

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Alberto Giacometti, Rue d'Alesia, Paris

1961
Gelatin silver print, printed later.
14 x 9 1/2 in. (35.6 x 24.1 cm)
Signed in ink and copyright credit blindstamp in the margin.

Estimate
$8,000 - 12,000 

sold for $10,625

Contact Specialist
Rachel Peart
Specialist
+1 212 940 1246

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairman, Americas

General Enquiries:
+1 212 940 1245

The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation

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