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Lucien Clergue

Untitled (Nu), 1960s

Gelatin silver, printed later
14 1/8 × 20 3/4 in
35.9 × 52.7 cm
Bidding closed
About the work
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Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; minor edgewear to the margins; three small spots of …

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Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; minor edgewear to the margins; three small spots of possible surface soiling to the lower right quadrant, most noticeable in raking light; otherwise, there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the work.

Signature
Signed in ink lower margin recto. Signed in pencil verso.
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Lucien Clergue
French, 1934–2014
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French photographer Lucien Clergue’s work is deeply rooted in his home city of Arles. Picking up a camera as a young man in post-war Provence, he took a different route than other artists of his generation, turning his lens on the rubble and destruction of France after the war, often shooting in low-lit, decimated homes. In addition to his scenes of the city, Clergue’s oeuvre includes incisive images of peers such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and other iconic figures in the south of France. It is his faceless female nudes, however—from the subtle eroticism of his beachside scenes to the chic geometries of his black-and-white “Nu Zebre” series—that have become the artist’s signature.

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Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; minor edgewear to the margins; three small spots of …

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Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; minor edgewear to the margins; three small spots of possible surface soiling to the lower right quadrant, most noticeable in raking light; otherwise, there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the work.

Signature
Signed in ink lower margin recto. Signed in pencil verso.
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Lucien Clergue
French, 1934–2014
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French photographer Lucien Clergue’s work is deeply rooted in his home city of Arles. Picking up a camera as a young man in post-war Provence, he took a different route than other artists of his generation, turning his lens on the rubble and destruction of France after the war, often shooting in low-lit, decimated homes. In addition to his scenes of the city, Clergue’s oeuvre includes incisive images of peers such as Pablo Picasso, Jean Cocteau, and other iconic figures in the south of France. It is his faceless female nudes, however—from the subtle eroticism of his beachside scenes to the chic geometries of his black-and-white “Nu Zebre” series—that have become the artist’s signature.

Lucien Clergue

Untitled (Nu), 1960s

Gelatin silver, printed later
14 1/8 × 20 3/4 in
35.9 × 52.7 cm
Bidding closed
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