Lucien Clergue: Danseuse à la porte, Arles, 1955.
Silver gelatin print.
Edition of 30
Paper size: 15.75 x 11.75 in./40 x 30 cm.
SIGNED on recto; SIGNED and tiled with reference notation on verso; hand-written notation, 'Printed by T. Engle and Lucien Clergue.'
Clergue's first important body of work, the Saltimbanques, rendered the traveling circus and theatre performers who had passed through Arles for centuries. Over a nine-month period in 1955, Clergue created full costume stagings of standard characters from this theatrical tradition, often photographing them in the ruins of Arles' bombed out building.
Moderate edge curling; faint kink to upper left corner; barely visible in angled light.