Lot Details

Gianfranco Gorgoni, Robert Rauschenberg, c. 1975. Gelatin silver print, 9.875 x 7.75 inches, 25.1 x 19.7 cm. Stamped.

Print used for reproduction purposes and shows signs of handling. A patina of dings and impressions and indentations throughout visible only in raking light; some crimps and creases along left, right, and top sides visible mainly in raking light or close scrutiny. Spots breaching the gelatin coating on shoulder lower right quandrant.

Born in Italy, Gorgoni seeks to capture the small concerns of everyday life and the joys and sorrows of ordinary people. As a reporter, Gorgoni has been to many parts of the world where current events have unfolded before his eyes. He spent a night in a cell in Iran where he observed police brutality, witnessed the surprise visit by President Sadat of Egypt to the State of Israel, took the last photograph of the Argentinean warship Belgrano before the English sank it a few days later, and became acquainted with Fidel Castro in his attempt to document the real life of Cubans through photography.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Other area
Location: Other location
Notes: see lot description for condition report.
Degree: Moderate

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 9.88 x 7.75 in. (25.1 x 19.68 cm.)
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