Robert Doisneau, ‘Les Geants du Nord’, 1951, Photography, Gelatin silver, 1979, Heritage Auctions
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Robert Doisneau

Les Geants du Nord, 1951

Gelatin silver, 1979
11 7/8 × 9 1/2 in
30.2 × 24.1 cm
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Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; there do not appear to be any major condition issues …

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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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Condition Report: Sheet is cornered to board; there do not appear to be any major condition issues affecting the work.

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Signed in ink lower margin recto. Signed, titled, and dated in ink verso.
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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

Les Geants du Nord, 1951

Gelatin silver, 1979
11 7/8 × 9 1/2 in
30.2 × 24.1 cm
Bidding closed
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