| Mike Robinson |
Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile, Paris
Daguerreotype (1/2 plate)
in glass mount
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Signed, titled and dated on the verso on photographer's label. In painted glass mounts with faux turtle shell border that are secured in handmade paper holders.Mike Robinson's Century Darkroom in Toronto has gained a reputation in several alternative photographic processes. Robinson's work in the daguerreotype combines a classical sense of beauty with the high level of technical skill required for success in this difficult photographic medium. His unique contribution to the modern daguerreotype has gained increasing recognition, and a series of Mike's daguerreotypes were recently commissioned for the holdings of the Hallmark Photographic Collection.He often houses his images in modern handcrafted cases and passé-partout mounts that resemble the older cases from France and the United States. This combination of old and new approaches is one of the things that distinguish Mike's work.The Arc de Triomphe de l'Étoile is one of the most famous monuments in Paris, France, standing at the western end of the Champs-Élysées at the center of Place Charles de Gaulle, formerly named Place de l'Étoile—the étoile or "star" of the juncture formed by its 12 radiating avenues.
Price: $3,000 Sale: $2,100 (ref. 16007)