Posted at 13:17h
NYC: n.p., 1976
20.5 x 25.2cm, b/w silver gelatine original photograph of a man (probably a journalist) looking at the newly purchased Ian Hamilton Finlay work "STARLIT WATERS" which the Tate Gallery in London had recently purchased.
A press photograph with extensive text on the reverse intended by the journalist used for a "shock horror" story about the purchase.
The work had been bought only 6 months after the "fire brick scandal" (actually a major press made up story about the Tate buying an extreme minimalist work by Carl Andre which consisted of 144 bricks) so this image was an attempt by a journalist to recreate that public outrage at perceived mis-use of public funds. Of course, the journalist was either just being opportunist or stupid.
Very good condition. Not unique as copies were sent to various newspaper. Photographer unknown.