Last chance: this is the last afternoon of the last time we'll be offering Peter Turnley's two most famous Paris prints for the lowest prices either one will ever be offered for again.
(That might not all turn out to be true, but it's pretty likely.)
Once orders are closed, they're closed. I apologize if it's an inconvenience, but we don't make exceptions.
The opportunity has not quite gone by. The ordering window closes this evening at 9:00 p.m. Eastern Time. That's 6:00 p.m. on the West Coast and 4:00 p.m. in Hawaii; 2:00 a.m. Saturday in London and 3:00 a.m. Saturday in Paris; 1:00 p.m. Saturday in Sydney and 10:00 a.m. Saturday in Perth.
I'll be sending the proof prints back to Peter next week, but I've loved having them here in the house. For part of the week I've just kept them out on the dining room table so I can soak them in on the way past. The surface of the paper is luscious, the prints are rich, lush, and warm, and the pictures are deep, peaceful and quietly romantic. They're beautiful. They make me feel good.
The sale this week has been a nice success—I'd like to thank all the friends o' TOP who've already ordered one or two. Don't forget you get a free book if you order two prints (lots of people have taken advantage of this), and that part of the profits go to the French Red Cross.
This weekend I hung one of my three Turnleys—this one, in the kitchen:
I'd love to have a Koudelka, an Erwitt, a Helen Levitt, and a Cartier-Bresson to go with my Turnleys and keep them company. But I'm not rich*.
You don't have to be rich either, to own one of these, or give one as a gift. That's the nice thing about this. One last time, for these last few hours, here's the link. [UPDATE: Orders are now closed. Thanks for your interest!].
*And none of those four ever had the advantage of having a TOP sale. :-)
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Featured Comments from:
Alessandra: "Mike, you got me in trouble! I convinced my husband that I deserve a wonderful Christmas present, and we ordered both the prints. I'm really happy and excited, but now I'm not sure where to put them.
"First idea, our bedroom, where there is a good place...but I want to see the Paris prints a lot and not only when I wake up and when I go to bed. I have a good place in the living room, but it's not empty, Michael A. Smith's 'Isola d'elba' and 'Cactuses' are already there! And I can't move them with satisfaction to the bedroom because they call for a good light and a close scrutiny....
"Big headache! And it's only your fault if I could afford such beautiful pieces of art (even two fantastic Ctein's dye tranfer prints)! Shame on you!"
Mike replies: I feel suitably contrite Alessandra. If it's any consolation, most people who like art have the same problem. Including me in my new house—I probably have room for only about a third of my prints, and that's only the ones that are already framed.
Brian Drinkwater (partial comment): "I prevaricated about this until the last minute but just got in under the wire...this is great value especially since Paris has so much emotional connection for my wife and I. It's the city we first met in back in 1998. Thank you for offering this print and I'm happy some proceeds are going to the Red Cross."
Bob Smith: "Could only afford one print but I was able to get the one print I've been yearning for since you turned me on to Peter, Paris from the rooftop. Damn it I'm HAPPY! And a big print too, to go over my mantelpiece and fill the living room.... What a Christmas present!"