This week, TOP is pleased to be able to offer, once again, a selection of fine prints of our friend Peter Turnley's pictures of Paris.
[UPDATE, Friday 4/6/12, 6:00: Sale has ended.]
These prints are available year-round, to all, for a standard price of $1,200 for a print on 16x20" paper, which is a reasonable price for fine prints from a well-established living photographer. TOP is able to offer somewhat smaller prints for much lower prices because we take orders in advance and then produce the work specifically to fulfill the orders we get.
Because of this, as regular readers no doubt know, we only take orders for five days. When the orders close, that's it—the printing and shipping materials are purchased in bulk and the work starts. We really don't take more orders once the sale closes.
I've assigned one-word titles to the pictures for ease in ordering. These aren't Peter's formal titles for the pictures, just tags to help me identify them.
These are traditional fine prints on fiber-base silver-gelatin paper made from film negatives, taken with Leicas or Nikons. The prints will be made, once again, by Voja Mitrovic, who was Henri Cartier-Bresson's favored printer for more than 30 years and has been the printer for a select list of the world's best photojournalistic-style photographers, including Josef Koudelka and Sebastiao Salgado as well as the Turnley brothers.
This sale differs from our last one in that anyone ordering three prints or more can choose an additional one for free. And because of this, we're including one print that was offered in the last sale—Peter's signature image of the rooftop view of the bridges on the Seine with the Eiffel Tower in the distance. Last time, many purchasers bought two of these, persumably to give one away as a gift. We hope to make that even easier for you this time.
This picture is surely one of the most recognizable pictures of Paris in the world—in poster form, it has been a huge all-time bestseller. But relatively few people own an original, signed print of it.
The prints are exceptionally lovely. I own several (including my favorite, the one we're calling "wheelbarrow") and am looking forward to adding a couple more to my collection this time.
The price for these prints is $395 for one, $375 for the second one, and $225 for the third (and fourth). The prints are the standard European print size of 30x40 centimeters (~12x16 inches) (image area slightly smaller). The prints are signed on the front by Peter and on the back by Peter and Voja. The editions are unlimited.
One print $395
Two prints $770
Four prints (three plus one additional fourth print for free) $995
(Each additional print is $225 more.)
[Ordering information removed; print offer ended 6 p.m. Central Time 4/6/12]
The prints are made in Paris but order fulfillment is done from New York, so U.S. shipping is $15 and for all other countries it's $25. I'm very sorry, but prints cannot be shipped from Europe.
The sale will close on the afternoon of Friday, April 6th.
Thank you very much for considering our sale and for reading TOP!
ADDENDUM: Some people in the Comments seem to be worried about European delivery, customs, duties, etc. We did not have any problems with that last time. Packages originated as USPS international mail and most were delivered within ten days. They were declared as documents and value was accurately stated as the replacement cost for us, which was the price of materials. We can't guarantee anything absolutely, but based on our actual experience last time, European buyers don't need to be concerned about delivery issues. —MJ
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