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Michael Kenna: Tea Spoons 1995, Signed Silver Gelatin Print with Book



Michael Kenna: Tea Spoons, 1995

One of the Illustrations from Monique’s Kindergarten, Nazraeli Press

Signed Silver Gelatin Reference Print

Includes First Edition of Monique’s Kindergarten

FINE Condition

Signature:  Signature notation, title, and date on the verso. Unique reference print for the Michael Kenna book “Monique’s Kindergarten”.

Matting:  Professionally matted and mounted in an archival 4-ply rag board matt with photo corners (completely removable, with no adhesives in contact with the print). The photograph is custom framed.

Image Size – 4.5” x 5.5”   Mat Size – 11” x 13”

Provenance:  This original silver gelatin reference print was acquired by Lance Speer, former contributing editor and Director of Marketing for 21st Editions, in the mid -1990s from the corporate collection of Light Impressions Corporation. It was acquired by Light Impressions as one of the illustrations for Michael Kenna’s book “Monique’s Kindergarten” which was listed and sold to Light Impressions Corporations “Photography Books and Visual Resources Catalog, edited by Lance Speer.

A Letter of Provenance from Lance Speer will accompany the photograph.

References:  Monique’s Kindergarten, Nazraeli Press, 1997, page 16

From the introduction by John Bloom: “Michael Kenna's photographs from the Waldorf kindergarten are a homage to childhood and a paean to the imaginative potential of children's play. He came to know the kindergarten and Monique Grund first as a parent of his daughter, Olivia, then as an artist who saw in the stuff of the place an emblematic presentation of the spirit of childhood. The images are the result of many sessions over several years in the kindergarten."

A copy of the first edition, first printing of the book “Monique’s Kindergarten” will accompany the print.

Condition Statement:  The print is in FINE condition.

Photographs of the image, the signature treatments, and the cover of the book that will accompany the print appear in the photo section of the listing.