Malick Sidibé (1936-2016) - ‘C'est pas ma faute’ (diptych, 2007).
Two silver prints - Signed - 2007.
These two photographs are exceptional by their significance and rarity in the artwork of Malick Sidibé: printed in one single copy in 2007, they were exhibited in Paris in a series of ‘accidental’ shots (in this case, the juxtaposition of two shots on the same negative, with an involuntary movement of the model) Malick Sidibé had expressed the wish that an exhibition be organised with the title ‘C'est pas ma faute’ (It is not my fault), with these ‘accidents’ that he loved very much, and regretted that they were not retained before. The eruption of the unexpected, the strange, the technical risk all give this photograph its unique charm. A little-known aspect of Malick Sidibé's work. A press article on this series will be made available to the buyer.
Born in 1936 in Soloba, Mali. Died in Bamako in April 2016. Malick Sidibé’s first known work was reporting photographs, taken during the parties organised by young people fond of music and freedom as the country prepared for independence.
In 1962, he opened the ‘Malick Studio’ in Bamako. Studio portraits made up the bulk of his work. People would come from all over to have their portraits shot with Bamako’s eye. He was noted at the first ‘Rencontres de la Photographie’ in Bamako then he exhibited at the Cartier Foundation in Paris and in the greatest galleries and museums in the world. He received the Hasselblad prize in 2003 then the Lion d’or in 2007.
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Photograph bought in 2007 in Bamako at Malick Sidibé.
- Malick Sidibé (1936-2016)
- Title of artwork
- C'est pas ma faute ( dyptique, 2007)
- Gelatin-silver print developing out paper (D.O.P.)
- Date of print
- Extremely fine
- Image size
- 21×21 cm
- Total dimensions
- 30×24×24 cm