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Vivian Maier

The 17 Vivian Maier Photographs Collected by Allan Sekula, 2017

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Lot 13
Portfolio of 17 photographs printed in Canon Lucia archival pigment ink on Canson Infinity Platine Fibre Rag paper, housed in an archival clamshell box
8.5 x 8.5 in (21.6 x 21.6 cm)
Edition of 17
Signed by Stephen Callis, numbered, and stamped on verso (each); numbered on colophon


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Ownership of this portfolio conveys no right of reproduction or any other rights.

All proceeds from sale of this portfolio benefit the Allan Sekula Social Documentary Fund at California Institute of the Arts.

Allan Sekula purchased all 17 negatives of the images in this portfolio from John Maloof in early Spring 2009. This portfolio has been planned, executed, and released with full knowledge and consent of The Estate of Vivian Maier. An essay by Sekula's widow Sally Stein will accompany each portfolio.

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About Vivian Maier

Vivian Maier (American, 1926-2009) was a street photographer who captured the wonders and idiosyncrasies of urban life, particularly in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Working for over 40 years as a nanny in Chicago’s North Shore, Maier pursued photography as an introspective hobby. Her contribution to the medium was not perceived as an artistic revelation until 2007, when John Maloof discovered her photographs at a local thrift auction house. Maier’s understanding of light, frame, and moment converge to produce images that are both beautiful and culturally significant. She left behind a body of work that exceeded 100,000 negatives.