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    Sale 2489 | Lot 277
    Price Realized: $55,000With Buyer's Premium
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    • Sale 2489 Lot 277

      MALICK SIDIBÉ (1936-2016)
      Suite of 25 lively photographs depicting intimate studies of women; handsome couples and families; gorgeous dancers; revealing snapshots of kids; remarkable hairdos and bold outfits; and party scenes, soirees and a wedding reception; 13 of the frames with colorful reverse-painted motifs. Silver prints, the objects measuring 3x4 5/8 to 17x13 inches (7.6x11.7 to 43.2x33 cm.), and the reverse, each presented in Sidibé's custom frames fabricated with recycled materials, including brightly-colored reverse painted glass, cardboard, and string, sealed with paper tape; 24 with Sidibé's signature and dates, and most with a title (in French), in ink, on frame recto; 17 with the Jack Shainman Gallery label on frame verso. 1964-2001; framed 2001-04

      Estimate $20,000 - 30,000

      Acquired from Jack Shainman Gallery; to a Private Collector, in the early 2000s.

      These jubilant photographs record the people of Bamako, Mali, and may be displayed as an installation (or ensemble), in smaller groups, or singly. Individually the photographs are compelling visual documents that have a spontaneous feel, including the studio portraits; collectively they convey the celebratory nature of "community," which is enhanced by the vividly colored surrounds.


      Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $55,000

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