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Seydou Keita 
A young couple 
1949-1951 (taken) 2001 (print) 
  
Gelatin silver print 
12 x 17in. (31.7 x 44.5 cm) 
  
Christie's - London 
Courtesy of Christies, London (Sale: 7434 - Photographs, Lot: 22 - Nov 13, 2007) 
  
 
LL/24267 
  
Signed and dated in ink in margin; signed, dated and annotated 'Paris 2001' by Philippe Salaun, printer, in pencil with his credit stamp on verso.
 
Keta recalls this image: 'He is wearing European clothes and a beret. The young woman is wearing a lovely dress with a lace front, a large cornelian necklace and gold earrings. Her hair is braided in a style called "cravache" or "coat hangers"' (p.278). Magnin (ed.), Seydou Keta, Scalo, 1997, p.169. 
 

 
  
 
  
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