Paolo Pellegrin - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    This is one of the most era-defining images from the Lebanon war. From Paolo Pellegrin’s series Double Blind, the image is a testimony to the destruction and its ramifications, between Hezbollah and the Israeli Army, in Lebanon. Double Blind was published as a book in 2007. Pellegrin’s work focuses on the impact, consequences and legacy of suffering.

    Paolo Pellegrin was born in Rome in 1964. After studying architecture at L’Università la Sapienza, he earned a degree in photography at the Instituto Italiano di Fotografia in Rome. Beginning his
    career in 1987, Pellegrin has since become one of the world’s finest photographers and is a recipient of ten World Press Photo awards, the Robert Capa Gold Medal and the Photographer of the Year in the Pictures of the Year international competition, amongst many other accolades.



Civilians sift through the rubble looking for survivors following an Israeli air raid. Beirut, Lebanon from Double Blind

Gelatin silver print.
38 x 58.3 cm (14 7/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
Signed, dated, numbered 4/7 and annotated 'Lebanon' in pencil on the verso. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £6,048

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London Auction 23 November 2021