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Branco, Miguel Rio. MIGUEL RIO BRANCO: MATADOR. New York City, NY: Magnum Editions/Miguel Rio Branco, 2016. Other. First Edition/First Printing. 1 pages. As New.

Rare Miguel Rio Branco collectible item. A pristine copy of his "Matador" original color print, signed by Miguel Rio Branco. The print measures 6 X 6 inches. Enclosed in its own inner protective plastic sheet and outer cardboard flat box. Processed on FujiColor paper. Eminently suitable for framing. Without DJ, as issued. Presents, in a collectible format, Miguel Rio Branco's "Matador". One of the photographer's single most beautiful images, it perfectly captures Rio Branco's aesthetic. His work has been hailed for the way it vividly depicts the quiet anguish, carnal sensuality, and explosive violence of Latin America. It is the Latin spirit (rather than the continent itself) that interests him, and he has photographed in Europe to capture this "Latinity". A member of Magnum, it is hard to think of him as a documentary photographer. Indeed, his work is about the fundamentally subjective, non-documentary character of reality. The robust and simmering physicality of his images is the work of an artist/photographer who shows the underbelly of Roman Catholicism in all of its "Latinity, an extreme lyricism, contrasting affectivity and violence" (Adolfo Montejo). "My work has a lot to do with skin, for that is the surface connecting us to the world, in pleasure as much as in pain. Skin is a dialogue between outside and inside, a separation that is also a connection" (Miguel Rio Branco). The only American photographer whose work is of comparable power, beauty, and anguish is Alex Webb, who was clearly influenced by Rio Branco. An absolute "must-have" collectible, not just memorabilia, item for Miguel Rio Branco collectors. This original color print is very prominently and beautifully signed in black ink-pen on verso by Miguel Rio Branco. This image is a Rio Branco classic. As far as we know, this is the only print available online, is enclosed in its own inner protective plastic sheet and outer cardboard flat box, and has no flaws, a pristine beauty. Please note: Rio Branco prints command thousands of dollars from his galleries. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare signed print thus. 1 original color print. Miguel Rio Branco's "Silent Book" was selected as one of the greatest photography books in "The Photobook". One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A flawless collectible print. (SEE ALSO OTHER MIGUEL RIO BRANCO, GERARDO SUTER, AND ALEX WEBB TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). $300.00

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