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  • Description

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  • Provenance

    Acte2Galerie, Paris

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1977, British photographer John Stewart was summoned to Chicago by Muhammad Ali, ‘The Greatest’, to take his portrait. As Stewart recalled, ‘We worked steadily for three days, mornings only, in a film studio I had rented. Ali always arrived on time, accompanied by friends, handlers and helpers. He was a real trouper and lent himself to all the demands, tricks and manipulations that a photographer pulls out of his bag.’ This powerful, timeless image of Ali’s raised fist speaks for itself as an indelible portrait of a 20th century icon.

100

Ali Fist, Chicago

1977
Gelatin silver print, mounted, printed 2006.
90.9 x 90.9 cm (35 3/4 x 35 3/4 in.)
Signed by the artist in pencil, titled, dated and numbered 1/5 in ink in another hand on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 ‡ ♠

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London Auction 20 May 2021