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Wednesday, 12 September 2012

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This post reminded me that there was an article on the Amateur Photographer website recently, about a series of Cartier-Bresson prints that have been put up for auction by Peter. The article says that the prints were given to his printer of 30 years (Voya Mitrovic) and that Peter acquired them when Cartier-Bresson died.

Here's the link: http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/photo-news/539106/rare-cartier-bresson-prints-revealed

There are some classic prints in there!

I wonder if Mr. Turnley would be so kind as to write something about the HCB prints/Voya Mitrovich prints auction at Sotheby's going on. I personally felt a connection when I saw the recent catalog because of all the mentions on T.O.P. I love hearing the stories of analog masters, and really hope the auction exceeds expectations.

The photo above immediately brought to mind Eggleston's image of two girls on a couch (which I think I saw for the first time on TOP, and is now one of my favorite Egglestons). In certain ways the two photos are quite different, but in other ways, there are a lot of similarities. I'm sure the similarity of context (TOP) has something to do with it, too. This happens to me more and more frequently, though--images evoke previously seen images, even at first glance. I'm not sure it's a good or bad thing, but it is at least a bit of a mental digression at first encounter, and obviously I'm not giving the newer image an attention as unfettered as it would be getting otherwise.

Any chance of a TOP print sale again with Turnley any time soon?

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