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Lot Details

Custom matted, framed and glazed to an overall size of 38 x 31 inches (96.5 x 78.7 cm); frame cost $500. One inch soft handling crease in the background of the image. Visible in raking light, but did not break the emulsion.

Suzanne in Contortion was the cover image of the publication Joyce Tenneson: Transformations, 2004.

Joyce Tenneson (b. 1945) is an American portrait photographer. Her work has been featured in magazine covers such as Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. Her mythic images, mostly human figures, are striking and distinctive. Possessing an ethereal, mysterious air, they are timeless and haunting. Tenneson has worked in photography for several decades and is the author of fifteen books. She has been named "Photographer of the Year" by the international organization Women in Photography. Tenneson says of her work: "I want to allow others to reveal and celebrate aspects of themselves that are usually hidden. My camera is a witness. It holds a light up for my subjects to help them feel their own essence, and gives them the courage to collaborate in the recording of these revelations."

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Publication: Joyce Tenneson: Transformations, 2004 (cover image).
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Indentations / Ding
Area: Other area
Location: Overall
Notes: One inch soft handling crease in the background of the image. Visible in raking light, but did not break the emulsion.
Degree: Minor

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: Michigan, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 38 x 31 in. (96.52 x 78.74 cm.)
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