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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Picasso Photographer's Camera

Picasso photographer's camera                                  sold for record £1.36m

Lecia belonging to US photojournalist David Douglas Duncan,                                                   who documented life of the Pablo Picasso, sets world record

  • guardian.co.uk
 The 1995 Lecia M3D camera owned by Pablo Picasso"s friend and former Life magazine photographer David Douglas Duncan, which was sold in Vienna for a recored £1.36m. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

Pablo Picasso the Spanish Artist who's life was documented by his close friend, David Douglas Duncan, who recently sold the camera that he used to do so for a record €1.7m (£1.4m) in Vienna.

The Lecia M3D, which had obtained an opening bid of €150,000, belonged to the former Life magazine photographer David Douglas Duncan. The 96-year-old photojournalist was a close friend of Picasso and published hundreds of exclusive photos of him. 

The camera being manufactured in 1955 it is one of four ever made, and the price set a world recored for a commercially produced camera. It is the second highest price paid for any camera after a Leica 0-Series was sold for €2.2m last May.

In Vienna the Westlicht gallery said the second-highest price in the sale, held on Saturday, was for a gold-plated Lecia in 1929, which sold for €1m. A third, the first serial-production M3, sold for €900,000.

If you would like to read the actual article visit:                         http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesign/2012/nov/26/picasso-photographer-camera-record

                                                                                                                                                               Article By: The Guardian News
Blog By: Halen Bremer

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