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  • Provenance

    Toluca Fine Art, Paris

  • Literature

    Graciela Iturbide: Images of the Spirit, New York: Aperture, 1996, frontispiece
    Graciela Iturbide, Madrid: Fundacion Mapfre, 2009, p. 161, pl. 114

  • Catalogue Essay

    One of Mexico’s foremost living artists, Graciela Iturbide explores everyday life in Mexico through photography. She has repeatedly visited the Mexican town of Chalma, famous for its religious festivities, to document traditional rituals, often involving elements of death and the grotesque. Iturbide studied under Manuel Álvarez Bravo at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, part of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and later worked as his assistant. She received the Hasselblad Award in 2008 and has exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Fundación Mapfre, Madrid; and Tate Modern, London. Fundación Mapfre, Madrid; Tate Modern, London; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston hold later prints of this image.

  • Artist Biography

    Graciela Iturbide

    Mexican • 1942

    One of Mexico’s foremost living artists, Graciela Iturbide challenges national stereotypes in her photography, documenting the lives of the indigenous population of her native Mexico. She studied under Manuel Álvarez Bravo at the Centro Universitario de Estudios Cinematográficos, part of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, and later worked as his assistant. Iturbide has received multiple awards, including a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1988, the Hasselblad Award in 2008 and the PHotoEspaña Award in 2010. Her work has been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Fundación MAPFRE, Madrid; and Tate Modern, London.

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FRANCE

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Novia Muerte, Chalma, Mexico

1986
Gelatin silver print.
30.5 x 20.5 cm (12 x 8 1/8 in.)
Signed, titled 'La muerte, Chalma, Mexico' and dated in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
£4,000 - 6,000 

Sold for £5,625

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Photographs

London Auction 2 November 2017