Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) - Portraits, Mali, 1973.

Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) - Portraits, Mali, 1973.
Gelatin-sølvtryk (D.O.P.) - Kunstnerens stempel - 1973

Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) - Batch of 4 unique vintage photos - 1973
Silver print - Artist’s stamp on the back - 1973
Approximately 6 cm x 8.5 cm (size of each photograph).

Exceptional museum pieces (similar ‘vintage’ pieces were part of the collections of Centre Pompidou in Paris and MoMA in New York just acquired several this year).
This was the reference system used by Malick Sidibé for ordering prints. Most of the photographs in his folders don’t exist in any other form, the prints were not ordered and the negatives often did not survive. These folders provide a unique insight into social life in Bamako, Mali in the 1960s and 1970s.

Regarding Malick Sidibé’s vintage prints (excerpt from the ‘Mali Twist’ exhibition at the Cartier Foundation):
“I displayed [these prints] in front of the studio where the kids met. It was like being at the cinema. Some people ordered prints without buying them, the most important thing was that the photos were seen”.
Ordered by Bamako youngsters dressed in the latest fashion, these prints are memories of joyful and fun moments, where they discovered their photo enlarged by their ‘friend’ Malick Sidibé.
Certificate of authenticity included.
Packaged with care, guaranteed shipping within 24 hours.

Malick Sidibé (1936-2016)
Værkets titel
Portraits, Mali, 1973.
Gelatin-sølvtryk (D.O.P.)
Kunstnerens stempel
Dato for billede
Original stand
Vintage tryk
9×6 cm
Samlede dimensioner
14×14×2 cm
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