Offered by: Liz O'Brien
306 East 61st Street New York City, NY 10065 , United States Call Seller 212.755.3800

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Coco Chanel Lies on Divan

$ 2,500
  • Description
    This photo, published in LIFE in 1957, shows Coco Chanel, aged 74, at her apartment on the Rue Cambon in Paris reclining on her massive divan. In notes taken from the LIFE picture library, it was noted that Mark Shaw “crept as close to Chanel as anyone is ever likely to get with their Leica on. She said so herself.”
    Mark Shaw's informal, grainy, black and white images of Coco Chanel were created using an unobtrusive 35mm camera and film processing methods that enabled him to eliminate all other photographic equipment. Although Shaw's techniques increased the grain and contrast of the photographs, the lack of intimidating, distracting flash and lights allowed him to capture an unusually relaxed Chanel.

    Image size 22" x 22"/Paper size 24" x 36"

    All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited editions on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper.
    Each print is Estate stamped on the back and signed and numbered by David Shaw,
    and accompanied by a letter of authenticity. Lead time is four to six weeks.

    *Please note this image is available in several sizes. Prices increase as editions sell out.
  • More Information
    Documentation: Certificate of Authenticity
    Origin: United States
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Hahnemuhle photo rag paper
    Condition: Excellent. Printed to Order
    Styles / Movements: Black & White
    Dealer Reference #: coco_lies_on_divan
    Incollect Reference #: 478113
  • Dimensions
    W. 24 in; H. 36 in;
    W. 60.96 cm; H. 91.44 cm;
Message from Seller:

For more than 20 years Liz O’Brien has been pioneering new fields of collecting in the decorative arts. She introduced works by American designers Samuel Marx, William Haines and Karl Springer and was an early proponent of French design including the furniture of Jansen and the whimsical creations of Line Vautrin. She has championed European industrial design of 1960s and 70s, bringing the work of Maria Pergay and Gabriella Crespi to the attention of new collectors.

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