I'm very pleased to announce the TOP print sale for the Fall season this year. Peter Turnley and TOP are making available Peter's two most popular Paris prints at what he has long considered full size, on 16x20 inch paper.
Here's the link to the sale page. [UPDATE: Orders are now closed. Thanks for your interest!]
These are fiber-base silver-gelatin prints signed by the photographer. The price is $450 for one print and $375 for a second one.
This is far lower than the "everyday" price for these prints, and the lowest price that either print has ever been available for. Plus, everyone who orders two prints in any combination will receive a free, signed copy of Peter's beautiful slipcased hardcover book Cuba: A Grace of Spirit.
Because the pictures are of Paris, a portion of the proceeds of the sale will be donated to the French Red Cross for the victims of the Paris attacks and their families.
Like most of our sales, this one is time-limited rather than number-limited. We take orders for five days only, until this Friday, and then close the orders for fulfillment. All orders will be shipped to arrive in time for Christmas.
These are among the best-loved photographs of all the fine print sales we've been running since 2006, and I frequently get requests for us to offer them again. We've offered Paris, 1991 (which we refer to as "Rooftops") twice before, and it is perhaps the number one most popular print we've ever offered: not surprising, since, as a poster, it's one of the best-loved (and best-selling) pictures of Paris ever taken. (It's impossible to know, but it has to be in the top ten.) Of course it looks its best as an original print, and this is the first time we've offered an original print at this larger size. The newer Paris, 2013 ("Umbrellas") is the cover of Peter's book French Kiss: A Love Letter to Paris. Although it looks great smaller, it really comes into its own at this scale.
The pictures are a nice mix of old and new. The older "Rooftops" was taken on film with a Nikon; "Umbrellas" is a more recent picture taken with a Leica M Monochrom. Both are traditional silver prints on 16x20-inch fiber-base paper.
With every sale we do, we hear from more than a few buyers who tell us that the print they bought is the very first time they've ever bought an original photograph, or, in some cases, the very first time they've ever bought original art of any kind. I'm proud of that. Art collecting isn't just for millionaires—it's something almost everyone can (and, if you ask me, should!) enjoy. These two are classic fine prints that seem to embody so much about what people like about photography. I hear from past purchasers all the time that their beautiful prints elicit compliments and admiration on home and office walls, from loved ones, friends, visitors, neighbors, or business associates who see them. I think you’ll love these larger variants.
Please check out the link! And if you already own prints of these photographs, I'd love to hear from you.
My thanks again to Peter, and I hope you like these.
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