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Lot 0074
Color photograph on photo paper 'Kodak Professional'
France 1991; printed 1995
Bettina Rheims (b. 1952) – French photographer
Signed 'Bettina Rheims' and titled '29. Juin. Paris.', numbered '14/15.' and inscribed '-BR. 888-' on the reverse
From the series 'Chambre close'
Complete title: Chambre close / Laying nude, 29. Juin. Paris
Edited by Galerie Scho Multiples, Tokyo 1995 (with their stamp on the reverse)
Image dimensions: 44.5 x 44.5 cm; sheet dimensions: 60 x 50 cm
Good condition

The photograph, showing a female act in a provocative and lascivious pose on an armchair located in a hotel room, which is apparently shabby, belongs to a series of photographs called 'Chambre close'. This series was published as a book in 1992 with the result that Rheims became famous. The photographs are accompanied by the fictional history of a male photographer’s life (Text by Serge Bramly).

Condition:
The sheet is overall in a good condition and is loosely inserted into a mat. It shows soft handling creases. The sheet is, especially in the lower part, discolored and small marks can be seen. The image dimensions are 44.5 x 44.5 cm, the sheet measures 60 x 50 cm.

Bettina Rheims (b. 1952)
The career of the photographer, who was born in 1952 close to Paris, began with photographs of Parisian strippers in 1978. She worked for fashion magazines and advertisement agencies and published several volumes of photographs since 1991. The theme that coins her work is the female body that she often stages in voyeuristic situations. Rheims extended the theme to the aspect of transsexuality/transgender within the frame of her photo series ‘Modern Lovers’ in 1993. Bettina Rheims received the Grand Prix de la Photographie of the City of Paris in 1994 and she received the commission to create the official portrait of the new French president Jacques Chirac in 1995. (msc)

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Bettina Rheims, Chambre Close, Color Photograph,

Auction ended on Wed, Jun 8, 2016
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Estimate €1,700 - €2,210
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