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Vintage kodalith print, printed in 1969.

Les Krims (b. 1943) creates carefully arranged tableaus, which he calls "fictions," which satirize various facets of contemporary culture such as consumerism, race and gender issues, and liberal politics. His controversial photographs often portray nudes in unusual, shocking or comical situations. He was one of many young photographers who who became known for staged photography in the 1970's. Krims earned a BFA at the Cooper Union (1964) and an MFA at Pratt Institute (1967). Since 1969 he has been a professor at the State University of New York at Buffalo, mentoring many future artists including Cindy Sherman.

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Margin, Image
Location: Upper left, Lower left
Notes: Staining in upper left corner and just above lower left corner.
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: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 5.4 x 7.9 in. (13.72 x 20.07 cm.)
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