It's not a TOP sale, but a lot of TOP readers will be very interested to know that as of this morning, Peter Turnley is launching his own limited sale of his prints. Here's the link. A number of our readers' favorites from our past sales are offered again, with prices not too much ($100) higher than ours—and you also have the choice of ordering your favorite in his larger standard 16x20" size if you'd like, which were never part of our offers. This is definitely the best way ever to get a large Turnley original.
This is an opportunity for people who missed our past sales, or who wish to add to their existing collections.
I started hanging framed prints in the new house recently, which (like putting pictures on the refrigerator door!) is one of the best parts of moving. In a prominent position by the eat-in counter, visible from the garage door which is naturally the main entry door, I hung my framed ID#16. Mine was a gift from Peter, but it's identical in every way to the smaller print available in this sale. It looks fantastic on the wall. I'm going to show you a few pictures of prints on my walls when I get home again (and ask to see some of yours, if you want to share. But let's leave that till later).
These are just superlative prints, of some of Peter's best-known pictures. As usual, the prints are made in Paris by Voja Mitrovic, who was Hentri-Cartier-Bresson's printer for many years. The famous Paris Rooftops picture is available again in this sale as well—as a poster, its has been one of the most popular pictures ever, selling an estimated half a million copies. But very few people own original signed silver-gelatin prints of the image. Very few people outside of TOP's readership, I should say.
If you do buy one (or two, or three, or...), please indicate that you heard about the sale here!
And of course, among the pictures offered for the first time at a reduced price, I have a new favorite (see above). You know what they say: sigh.
(Thanks to Peter)
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Bob Smith: "Oh God. TOP has done it to me again.* There are seven of these I want. I can't afford any of them right now. I am going to screen cap the seven and study on them for the next few days. Then I am going to 'rob Paul to pay Peter' to flip the old bromide around. Right now ID#1 is at the top of the list but I have a feeling I'll be drawing straws for the winner in end.
"*Mike, I know it isn't you putting on this sale, but if I wasn't a religious reader of TOP I would never have owned any Turnley prints and seen how beautiful they are in person and...."