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    Peter Basch (American, 1921-2004).
    Makeba
    Gelatin Silver print
    11.25" x 14"
    New York; circa 1970

    A portrait of Miriam Makeba, who appears to be singing in the photograph. On verso is written in pencil "Makeba", and there is a stamp that reads "Peter Basch Studios Inc."

    Miriam Makeba, aka Mama Africa, was a singer, actress, and later U.N. goodwill ambassador. Her music was influenced by jazz, hymns, ragtime, and South African indigenous music. Peter Basch was a glamour photographer whose career was most prominent during the 1950s and 1960s. He photographed numerous celebrities and glamour girls around the world, and his images appeared in high profile magazines such as Life, Look, and Playboy.

    Condition: Light edge toning, with worn corners and creases in places. There is a strip on tape on verso.


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    January, 2019
    15th Tuesday
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