Feb 25, 2020 - Sale 2531

Sale 2531 - Lot 211A

Price Realized: $ 6,750
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 4,000 - $ 6,000
MALICK SIDIBÉ (1936-2016)
Nuit du 25-10-74 (with 22 photographs). Silver prints, each of the images measuring approximately 3x2 inches (7.6x5.1 cm.), and the reverse, the original pink folder mount 12 5/8x18 7/8 inches (32.1x47.9 cm.), with numeric notations, in ink, under each image on mount recto, and Sidibé's initials and date, in ink, on mount verso. 1974

Additional Details

Sidibé was a frequent attendee of the late night social scene in Mali during the 1960s and 1970s where he would photograph young men and women partying, posing, and dancing to Western music. Following the event he would process the film and print proof prints, which he mounted to a folder with the inscribed event date and individual inventory numbers. Party attendees could then place orders for the photographs. Through this form of documentation, Sidibé became a chronicler of the independence and transformation of Mali.