Item #CL191-107 Family Portraits. John Immig, b.1940 Aust.
Family Portraits
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Family Portraits

1975. Group of three hand-coloured vintage silver gelatin photographs, each titled with series name, signed and dated in lower margin and signed, dated, annotated and editioned 1/5 in pencil verso, 38.1 x 30.3cm. Slight silvering to one image, minor handling creases.

Annotation on each photograph verso reads “Family Portraits, series of 25 portraits, hand-coloured. Total edition 5.” Held in Horsham Regional Gallery, Victoria.

Initially the negatives of these images, taken by an anonymous photographer in the 1960s, were given to a silver recovery factory in Sydney for recycling. John Immig purchased the intact negatives from the factory in 1973, and printed them, using double exposure with hand-colouring for his 1975 exhibition at Hogarth Galleries in Paddington, NSW. Later Immig’s exhibition went to New York and American Photography magazine featured them in one of their 1977 issues.

Also sold individually: $4,400 (vintage) or $2,200 (non-vintage).

Item #CL191-107

Price (AUD): $13,200.00  other currencies

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