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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Phaidon, Albert Watson, p. 87, variant
    Sony, Frozen: A Retrospective, by Albert Watson, pl. 83, variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his recent series ‘ROIDS! (short for “Polaroids”), Albert Watson revisited the original Polaroids from some of his favorite photoshoots and enlarged them into large-format prints, unretouched maintaining all of their original patina and charm. The present lot, Kate Moss, Marrakech, 1993 emerged from Watson’s reexamination of these classic images. Combing through his collection of Polaroids, Watson rediscovered the original negative emulsion side of the Kate Moss print, and decided to use this highly unusual, typically discarded negative as the basis for the stunning print. Uniquely toned and transformed across printing processes, this striking portrait represents Watson’s deep love and exploration into all that the medium of photography has to offer. This print is a unique artist’s proof from a
    sold out edition.

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Kate Moss, Marrakech

1993
Uniquely toned archival pigment print, Diasec mounted, printed later from the reverse side of the original Polaroid.
56 x 42 in. (142.2 x 106.7 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered AP and annotated in ink on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame. This print is AP 1 from an edition of 7 plus 1 artist's proof.

Estimate
$30,000 - 50,000 

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