Robert Polidori - ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales London Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, 2009

  • Catalogue Essay

    Robert Polidori’s love affair with the Château de Versailles began in 1985, when he won an exclusive contract to document its restoration. In Versailles, a project which has spanned over 30 years, Polidori captures the decadence, extravagance and ultimate transformation of the palace from a symbol of monarchy to a modern museum. La Méridienne was so named for Marie-Antoinette’s fondness for taking a rest at midday.

Michel and Sally Strauss Contemporary Photography Collection


La Méridienne, Marie-Antoinette’s Bed, Château de Versailles, France

Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Image: 162.2 x 130.1 cm (63 7/8 x 51 1/4 in.)
Frame: 186.4 x 155.7 cm (73 3/8 x 61 1/4 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 1/5 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,500

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ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales

London Auction 18 May 2018