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Robert Doisneau

Le baiser blotto, 1950

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
14 1/10 × 11 7/10 in
35.8 × 29.8 cm
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35.8 x 29.8 cm (14 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

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Signed in ink in the margin; initialled, titled and dated in ink on the verso.
Robert Doisneau
French, 1912–1994
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Perhaps best for his famous 1950 image of a couple kissing on the streets of Paris—Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall)—Robert Doisneau, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, was a pioneer of photojournalism. Doisneau captured unassuming images of street life around Paris, as well as working on prestigious advertising and photojournalism campaigns. “The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street,” he once said. Recruited as both a soldier and photographer for the French resistance at the outbreak of the Second World War, Doisneau also produced images of France in wartime.

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35.8 x 29.8 cm (14 1/8 x 11 3/4 in.)

Signature
Signed in ink in the margin; initialled, titled and dated in ink on the verso.
Robert Doisneau
French, 1912–1994
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Perhaps best for his famous 1950 image of a couple kissing on the streets of Paris—Le baiser de l'hôtel de ville (Kiss by the Town Hall)—Robert Doisneau, along with Henri Cartier-Bresson, was a pioneer of photojournalism. Doisneau captured unassuming images of street life around Paris, as well as working on prestigious advertising and photojournalism campaigns. “The marvels of daily life are so exciting; no movie director can arrange the unexpected that you find in the street,” he once said. Recruited as both a soldier and photographer for the French resistance at the outbreak of the Second World War, Doisneau also produced images of France in wartime.

Robert Doisneau

Le baiser blotto, 1950

Gelatin silver print, printed later.
14 1/10 × 11 7/10 in
35.8 × 29.8 cm
Bidding closed
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