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Arthur Elgort 
Esmé for American Vogue 
Gelatin silver print 
19 1/2 x 15 1/2 ins (49.6 x 39.9 cm, image) 
Christie's - London 
31 October 2012, Sale: 7272, Photographs, Lot: 48 

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