Carlo Mollino - Untitled, 1962/1973 - 2016
New Art Editions is delighted to exclusively offer you, jointly with the Alinari Archive, this exquisite limited edition by the famous Italian designer and photographer Carlo Mollino. The images are C-Type printed on velvet paper in the Alinari workshop in Florence, are produced in a one time and strictly limited edition of 10 and are certified by the Alinari Archive, owner of the original Mollino negatives, glass plates and vintages.
In a career that spanned more than four decades, Carlo Mollino designed buildings, homes, furniture, cars, aircraft. One of the most dashing figures of mid-century Italy, Mollino was famed for his design finesse and his elegant organicism. In 1949 he published an important book on photography: Message from the darkroom. Sometime around 1960, he began to seek out women—mostly dancers—in his native Turin, inviting them to his villa for late- night modeling sessions. The models would pose against extraordinary backdrops, designed by Mollino, in clothing, wigs and accessories that he had carefully selected. Finally, having printed the Polaroids, Mollino would painstakingly amend them with an extremely fine brush, to at- tain his idealized vision of the female form. The 1200 pictures remained a secret until after his death, in 1973.
The image we are offering is ranked among Mollino's best photographic work and highly sought after by collectors and musea world wide. An original Mollino polaroid, with an image in a similar manner, fetched $31,250 at a Phillips action in June 2010.
Provenance: Fratelli Alinari Museum Collection, Florence, FVQ F 40444
Medium: c-type print on velvet paper
Image size: 15 x 11.5 cm (5.9 x 4.5 in)
Sheet size: 48.5 x 33 cm (19.1 x 13 in)
Limited edition of 10
Stamped on reverse, accompanied by a certificate of authenticity by Alinari
Price EU: € 2.000 + VAT
This limited edition Carlo Mollino print is exclusively available at New Art Editions
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