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Malick Sidibé

Montrant un Disque, 1972

Gelatin silver print, printed 1998
15 7/10 × 11 4/5 in
40 × 30 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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Antwerp
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Photography
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Signed in ink with negative and print dates and artist's name in his hand on print recto
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Courtesy of Gallery FIFTY ONE | ©Malick Sidibé
Malick Sidibé
Malian, 1936–2016
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In candid scenes of youth culture in 1960s Bamako and intimate studio portraits, Malick Sidibé’s photographs capture ordinary life with style and verve. For the duration of his half-century career Sidibé worked out of the Bamako photo studio he opened in 1962, saying, “Whenever there was a dance, I was invited.” Sidibé documented a period of national birth in Mali following the end of French colonial rule with a fresh, joyful perspective of modern West-African life. Though well-established in Mali, Sidibé’s work was not internationally recognized until the 1990s, when he gained both critical acclaim and widespread popularity, earning recognition as the first African and first photographer to win the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2007 Venice Biennale.

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About the work
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Signature
Signed in ink with negative and print dates and artist's name in his hand on print recto
Image rights
Courtesy of Gallery FIFTY ONE | ©Malick Sidibé
Malick Sidibé
Malian, 1936–2016
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In candid scenes of youth culture in 1960s Bamako and intimate studio portraits, Malick Sidibé’s photographs capture ordinary life with style and verve. For the duration of his half-century career Sidibé worked out of the Bamako photo studio he opened in 1962, saying, “Whenever there was a dance, I was invited.” Sidibé documented a period of national birth in Mali following the end of French colonial rule with a fresh, joyful perspective of modern West-African life. Though well-established in Mali, Sidibé’s work was not internationally recognized until the 1990s, when he gained both critical acclaim and widespread popularity, earning recognition as the first African and first photographer to win the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement at the 2007 Venice Biennale.

Malick Sidibé

Montrant un Disque, 1972

Gelatin silver print, printed 1998
15 7/10 × 11 4/5 in
40 × 30 cm
This is a non-editioned multiple.
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location
Antwerp
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