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Mark Shaw
Coco Chanel Writes at Desk in Window, Head Down, 1957

2018

$6,600

About

Coco Chanel Writes at Desk in Window, Head Down, 1957 -- Coco Chanel was photographed for LIFE in 1957 at the age of 74 during her “comeback.” She had retired in 1938, a rich woman with 3000 employees, but unable to resist the lure of fashion, had re-entered the business in 1954 where “…she was sensationally successful.” Mark Shaw's informal, grainy, black and white images of Coco Chanel were created using an unobtrusive 35mm camera and film processing methods that enabled him to eliminate all other photographic equipment. Although Shaw's techniques increased the grain and contrast of the photographs, the lack of intimidating, distracting flash and lights allowed him to capture an unusually relaxed Chanel. Image size is 40" x 59" (for 44" x 63" paper size). All Mark Shaw prints are made to order in limited editions on Hahnemuhle photo rag paper. Each print is Estate stamped on the back and signed and numbered by David Shaw, and accompanied by a letter of authenticity. Lead time is four to six weeks, but we often receive them sooner. *Please note this image is available in several sizes. Prices increase as editions sell out. A black and white photograph of Coco Chanel writing at her desk. She is wearing a suit with a black collar. She is also wearing a hat. Her desk is right by a tall window. She has her head down. Her desk is in a nook framed by two curtains. There is a room beyond her desk. There are sofas, chairs, and lamps.

Details

  • Creator
    Mark Shaw (1922 - 1969, American)
  • Creation Year
    2018
  • Dimensions
    Height: 63 in. (160.02 cm)Width: 44 in. (111.76 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    40" x 59" (for 44" x 63" paper size). Edition of 30.Price: $6,600
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  • Movement & Style
  • Period
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 2253, coco_writes_head_down1stDibs: LU3524009051

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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