GUY BOURDIN

Pentax Calendar - 1980

$2,332.00 USD

During his lifetime, Guy Bourdin was notoriously discreet, so adamant to avoid the public eye, he even declined the French government's prestigious Grand Prix National de la Photographie.

One thing Bourdin couldn't refuse though was the offer to shoot for the esteemed Pentax Calendar. The six Guy Bourdin photographs included in the 1980 Pentax Calendar have become some of his most collected. With its cover designed by Mitsue Katsui, the most influential Japanese graphic designer, the calendar, like everything Bourdin touched has been elevated to fine art, making this work one of the rarest of treasures.

The Guy Bourdin Estate has authorised 999 of this exclusive AP8 limited-edition photograph.

Frame Dimensions: 76cm / 30in x 100cm / 39in

© The Guy Bourdin Estate 2022

AUTHENTICATED

The Guy Bourdin Estate carefully controls the legacy of the late artist to ensure his images are never counterfeited and are produced to the same exacting standards he upheld in his lifetime.

In order to protect this valuable new addition to your collection, we have secured a tamper proof decal on the back of the frame. This decal features a unique identification number confirming your AP8 limited edition photograph has been authorised by the Guy Bourdin Estate. Please be sure to register your artwork to secure its provenance.

HANDCRAFTED FRAMES

Your Guy Bourdin photograph comes framed to international gallery standards. Meticulously handcrafted in Italian chestnut wood, the frame is then coated in white gesso paint and mounted behind the highest quality Japanese Shinkolite acrylic for archival protection and clarity without susceptibility to shattering.

A passepartout card is placed between the photograph and the acrylic to achieve the same museum quality presentation of these rare works you will find exhibited in the best museums in the world from the Tate Modern in London to the The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles.

ARCHIVAL PRINTS

Guy Bourdin is known for his strikingly vivid colours. In keeping with the late artist’s exacting production standards, AP8 has partnered with the master printers at Canon to ensure each image is digitally calibrated to match Guy Bourdin’s highest quality colour grading and print quality. AP8 uses the highest quality archival papers to ensure colour accuracy and longevity. This AP8 limited edition Guy Bourdin photograph is printed on the finest archival paper available.