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Picture of Field Studies

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French Photographer Chrystel Lebas retracing the steps of famous botanist and ecologist Sir Edward James Salisbury (1886-1978). Salisbury’s glass negatives from the 1920, where used for his research and served as an important tool for Lebas to (re-)visit the Scottish landscape. In ‘Field Studies: Walking through Landscapes and Archives’ she combines her own large panoramic photographs, with the negatives and texts of Salisbury. Lebas uses long exposures, mostly photographed at dusk, when colours become subtle. The photographs are printed on large size fold out pages, which show all works in great detail.

‘Over 100 years later, Chrystel Lebas adopts this same state of travel, transported by Salisbury’s historic photographs. Her subject is—just like Salisbury’s was—the study of landscape environments and their inhabitant plants. Through photography and film Lebas traces the continual encounters between the forces of the wind and the sea with humans, animals, and plants.’ — Extract from Bergit Arends essay

Texts by Bergit Arends, Nanda van den Berg, Mark Spencer and Liz Wells / Design Hans Gremmen

Publisher: Fw: Books

Size: 240 x 310 mm

188 pages + 30 large fold out pages

Chrystel Lebas
French Photographer Chrystel Lebas retracing the steps of famous botanist and ecologist Sir Edward James Salisbury (1886-1978). Salisbury’s glass negatives from the 1920, where used for his research and served as an important tool for Lebas to (re-)visit the Scottish landscape.
£54.00
£52.75

Picture of Tokyo (Signed)

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"Tokyo is one of my favourite cities and I was keen to produce a series of photos exploring what makes it such a special place. The mixture of different cultural elements and influences in Japan's capital city seems to have produced a style which is unique to itself. Combining inspirations ranging from ancient Far Eastern traditions to playful retro-futurism, the benign lunacy of the stage show in Kabukichuo's Robot Restaurant is a great example of this.

In searching for subjects, I was particularly drawn to the tiny yakitori restaurants and bars that are clustered together in the alleys and archways around some of the main train stations. The people who frequented these places were especially interesting; once they left the main streets and entered these tucked-away areas they seemed to let their guard down, relax and become happy. It felt as though each of these small pockets of hospitality provided a sense of community within the otherwise anonymous lifestyle of the vast metropolis."

Limited Edition of 100

Size: 233 x 263 mm

80 Pages, 74 black and white images

Paul Bradshaw
Signed Limited Edition (100)
£50.00

Picture of Holga

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Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. Often photographing at night or in the early morning hours, the majority of his photographs involve long time exposures with the camera on a tripod. However, some of Kenna’s more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras. These cameras generally produce relatively lowfidelity images, with marked vignetting. Precisely because of these attributes and its portability, Kenna often carries a Holga camera, even when he is not specifically photographing. For this beautifully produced book, Kenna has chosen his favorite Holga images, many never seen before, from his vast archive of negatives. Despite their low-tech origin, these refined and artful photographs bear the hallmarks of Kenna's brilliant work.

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Publishing House: Prestel

Size: 240 x 280 mm

144 pages, 60 black and white illustrations



Michael Kenna
Michael Kenna is internationally renowned for producing evocative black-and-white images of nature and the urban environment. However, some of Kenna’s more quirky, whimsical, and unpredictable images have been photographed with inexpensive, hand-held, plastic Holga cameras.
£36.00

Picture of Desert

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“And now, over twenty years later,” Jungjin Lee notes, “when I examine these works, I encounter the same experiences and energy I had felt then and there. Transcending time and space, everything is still, my mind is perfectly quiet, and I know I face ‘eternity and the absolute.'” In this body of work produced over five years in the early 1990s, Lee captures the vast American Southwest and transforms it with liquid light and diluted light-sensitive emulsions to create images that are as uncontrollable and natural as the landscape she depicts. Desert comprises four series of works (each bound as a separate book and presented in a unique slipcase), all of which contain monochromatic images of arid lands. Stratigraphy etched into rock faces, massive stones, cave-like precipices, and anthropomorphic fauna showcase an extensive compendium of the desert’s many faces and textures. Each image focuses on the landscape’s formal qualities, eschewing human presence, simultaneously evoking late 19th-century photography, while epitomizing the stark modernity of Lee’s lens. Certain images provoke a sense of the infinite in their vastness, while others fix upon particular features, deftly transitioning from the macro to the micro.

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Publisher: Radius Books

Size: 10 x 14"

188 pages, 106 images

Jungjin Lee
In this body of work produced over five years in the early 1990s, Lee captures the vast American Southwest and transforms it with liquid light and diluted light-sensitive emulsions to create images that are as uncontrollable and natural as the landscape she depicts.
£82.95
£80.95

Picture of New Pictures from Paradise

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Thomas Struth draws the viewer into the semidarkness of forests and jungles, the impenetrable yet bright green of trees, bushes, and tropical plants. With 11 new pictures, the expanded new edition of his Paradise book contains the entire series taken in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Florida, and Hawaii.

With texts by Nigel Pitman, Hans Rudolf Reust and Jana-Maria Hartmann.

English/German edition. English/German text.

Publisher: Schirmer/Mosel

Size: 240 x 320 mm

96 pages, 36 colour plates

Thomas Struth
With 11 new pictures, the expanded new edition of his Paradise book contains the entire series taken in China, Japan, Australia, Brazil, Germany, Peru, Florida, and Hawaii.
£47.50
£46.50

Picture of Iconic China

Due to publish October 2017

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Luca Campigotto’s journey in China begins with a search for a mythical past and arrives at the chaotic present of the megacities.

The photographs collected in 'Iconic China' present an image of the soul of a country in which extraordinary futuristic skylines of cities projected into the future blend with traditions and atmospheres that stretch back thousands of years: the silences and the remoteness of the Great Wall; the archaeological miracle of the unearthed terracotta army; the ancient quietness of the rivers in the south; the dazzling whirlwind of unstoppable urbanisation.

Campigotto’s large-format images transform themselves from view to vision: the classic and contemplative look borrowed from great nineteenth-century photography comes to terms with the contemporary world, immersing itself in the colours of the urban night. The precision of the compositions—always imbued with references to paintings and the cinema—and a skilful use of light, bring order to the vastness and complexity of the scene.

Publisher: Damiani Editore

84 pages, 40 illustrations
h260mm  x  w338mm

Luca Campigotto
Luca Campigotto’s journey in China begins with a search for a mythical past and arrives at the chaotic present of the megacities.
£31.50

Picture of Tenancy

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A major new work, Tenancy is comprised of 43 photographs by Robert Adams made in Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon, between 2013 and 2015, with short texts by the artist. The book’s theme of tenancy expresses the idea of “temporary possession of what belongs to another”—specifically, the natural environment. Adams’ recent photographs of the landscape reference the current and imminent threats of clearcutting, environmental degradation, and natural disasters along the Northwestern coast of the US.

The black-and-white photographs include poignant images of massive tree stumps on the beach—a product of the cutting of first and early second growth—as well as shimmering stretches of coastline protected for endangered birds previously thought to have abandoned northern Oregon.
In Tenancy Adams writes, “Each year thousands of people visit the Spit and the adjoining town of Manzanita. Their reasons for coming are personal, but if one watches as they leave their cars and stare seaward it is a fair guess, I think, that many are looking to escape illusion and to be reconciled.”

Publisher: Fraenkel Gallery

43 b&w plates, 112 pages

Robert Adams
A major new work, Tenancy is comprised of 43 photographs by Robert Adams made in Nehalem Bay State Park, Oregon, between 2013 and 2015, with short texts by the artist.
£39.50
£38.75

Picture of Cuba Archive: Photography from 1990s Cuba

Due to publish September 2017

Publisher's Description

Tria Giovan first traveled to Cuba in 1990. Over the next six years she took twelve month-long trips, traversing the island numerous times, and making more than 25,000 images. Immersing herself in Cuba’s history, literature, and politics, she photographed interiors of homes and businesses, city streets, rural landscapes, signs and billboards, and, most of all, the people, creating a compelling body of work that captures the subtleties and layered complexities of day-to-day Cuba born from complete engagement and informed perspective.

'Cuba: The Elusive Island', published by Harry N. Abrams in 1996—a collector’s item—first brought together 100 of these images, along with a selection of writings by some of Cuba’s most important writers. Twenty years later, Giovan re-edited the images, while working to preserve the original 6 x 9 color negatives. Through this intensive re-examination, a new, more complex view of the historical significance of this work has emerged. Images previously disregarded or missed now stand out as a record of elements that no longer exist, and of a Cuba poised on the brink of change.

The selected images featured in 'The Cuba Archive', many of which have never previously been shown, reveal Cuba at a pivotal point in its fascinating history, and bear witness to an inimitable, resilient, and complex country and people.

Publisher: Damiani Editore

168 page

125 illustrations

Tria Giovan
Tria Giovan first traveled to Cuba in 1990. Over the next six years she took twelve month-long trips, traversing the island numerous times, and making more than 25,000 images.
£27.00

Picture of Yuri Ozaki (88)

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Shikoku, an island off Japan’s center.

A 1200 year old journey over 1400 kilometers, connecting 88 sacred buddhist grounds. In Japan, it is know as Henro: the pilgrimage.
88 is also the number of earthly desires that can be eliminated through ascetic training.

Following in the footsteps of Kūkai, one by one, I visit a sacred ground for each of my desires,
and one by one my sins and my worries leave me.
The pain that occupies my heart, too, slowly fades.
In order to assure myself, in order to not forget, I take photographs.
We may understand life itself as a pilgrimage’s journey.
I am in the midst of this journey, and I am alive for each of its moments.

Publisher: Case Publishing, Zen Foto Gallery

Size: 295 x 210 mm

90 pages

Language: English, Japanese

Limited Edition: 1000

Yuri Ozaki
Shikoku, an island off Japan’s center. A 1200 year old journey over 1400 kilometers, connecting 88 sacred buddhist grounds. In Japan, it is know as Henro: the pilgrimage. 88 is also the number of earthly desires that can be eliminated through ascetic training.
£35.00

Picture of Thomas Annan

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Thomas Annan (1829-1887) was the preeminent photographer of Glasgow in the mid-nineteenth century, a period when the rise in industry and population dramatically altered the landscape of the "second city" of the British Empire. Often working in conjunction with civic projects, Annan produced numerous series that underscore the transformation of the city and its environs, though he remains best known for one series in particular: a group of enigmatic photographs of central Glasgow alleys, or "closes," on the verge of demolition.

These haunting images, made between 1868 and 1871, and sometimes regarded as precursors of the documentary tradition in photography, represent the notion of progress that underpins much of Annan's oeuvre. Annan's publication history serves as the organizing principle for this book, which considers both the breadth of his body of work as well as the multiple formats in which his photographs appeared and circulated. Featured here are seven examplesincluding private albums and commercial booksthat focus on subjects as varied as the city's streets and closes, the Loch Katrine aqueduct, Glasgow College, the cathedral, and the country estates of the landed gentry, and highlight Annan's extensive engagement with the city of Glasgow. Plates from each of these works are faithfully reproduced in full color, and an introductory essay by the leading authority on Annan surveys the life and career of this little-known but influential photographer.

Publisher: Yale University Press

Size: 286 x 250 mm

180 pages, 177 colour illustrations

Amanda Maddox, Sara Stevenson
Thomas Annan (1829-1887) was the preeminent photographer of Glasgow in the mid-nineteenth century, a period when the rise in industry and population dramatically altered the landscape of the "second city" of the British Empire.
£29.25

Picture of Everglades

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In the 1800s, the Everglades were viewed as a landscape to develop and conquer, to alter permanently. To date, more than half of the Everglades have been repurposed for urban and agricultural use.  “Freshwater flowing into the park is engineered,” reads the brochure given to all visitors of Everglades National Park.  “With the help of pumps, floodgates, and retention ponds along the park’s boundary, the Everglades is presently on life support, alive but diminished.”

In Everglades, Lisa Elmaleh returned to her native South Florida.  In a project that lasted from 2008 until 2016, Elmaleh examined her native landscape, photographing the flora and fauna of the Everglades, the only ecological system of its kind.  Inspired by early landscape photographers of the American West, Elmaleh spent her time in the Everglades using a large format 8×10” camera and the wet collodion glass negative process, a nineteenth century process requiring the images be exposed and developed on site in a small portable cardboard darkroom.  In this way, Elmaleh hopes to preserve an essence of the Everglades, a land we are rapidly losing without knowing the magnitude of our loss.

The Everglades project was the winner of the Aaron Siskind Foundation award, the Puffin Foundation Grant, and the Everglades National Park Artist Residency (AIRIE).

Publisher: Zatara Press

Size: 10.25 x 10.25"

64 Pages, 31 black & white photographs

Edition: 1000 Copies

Lisa Elmaleh
In Everglades, Lisa Elmaleh returned to her native South Florida. In a project that lasted from 2008 until 2016, Elmaleh examined her native landscape, photographing the flora and fauna of the Everglades, the only ecological system of its kind.
£60.00

Picture of Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji


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Mount Fuji is widely considered a majestic mountain—lauded, interpreted, surmounted. In the early nineteenth century, Katsushika Hokusai honored it with thirty-six woodcuts. Working according to Japanese tradition, he used symbols representing the seasons and depicted people engaged in activities alluding to the future. The genre is known as Ukiyo-e and the images describe a world in flux, in terms of both space and time. Inspired by this artistic concept, the Luxembourgian artist Raoul Ries circumnavigated Fuji with his camera, capturing realistic moments. The mighty mountain always bursts into the frame, like a leitmotif: sometimes sublime, sometimes hidden, as if playing a game with the viewer. At the end of the journey, not only have readers become familiar with Fuji’s various angles of view, but they’ve also been given a good look at Japanese society, its connection with nature and its everyday life. In short, what we find here is landscape photography with an idea and wit.
Exhibition: Galerie Clairefontaine, Luxembourg, 27.4.–27.5.2017

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Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 285 x 249 mm

80 pages, 37 illustrations

Raoul Ries
A lyrical journey around Mount Fuji
£31.50

Picture of Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981

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Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places is indisputably a canonic body of work—a touchstone for those interested in photography and the American landscape. Remarkably, despite having been the focus of numerous shows and books, including the eponymous 1982 Aperture classic (expanded and reissued several times), this series of photographs has yet to be explored in its entirety. Over the past five years, Shore has scanned hundreds of negatives shot between 1973 and 1981. In this volume, Aperture has invited an international group of fifteen photographers, curators, authors, and cultural figures to select ten images apiece from this rarely seen cache of images. Each portfolio offers an idiosyncratic and revealing commentary on why this body of work continues to astound; how it has impacted the work of new generations of photography and the medium at large; and proposes new insight on Shore’s unique vision of America as transmuted in this totemic series.
 
Texts and image selections by Wes Anderson, Quentin Bajac, David Campany, Paul Graham, Guido Guidi, Takashi Homma, An-My Lê, Michael Lesy, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Richard Prince, Francine Prose, Ed Ruscha, Britt Salvesen, Taryn Simon, Thomas Struth, Lynne Tillman

Publisher: Aperture

Size: 12 x 15"

272 pages, 150 four-color images

Stephen Shore
Stephen Shore’s Uncommon Places is indisputably a canonic body of work—a touchstone for those interested in photography and the American landscape. Remarkably, despite having been the focus of numerous shows and books, including the eponymous 1982 Aperture classic (expanded and reissued several times), this series of photographs has yet to be explored in its entirety.
£54.00

Picture of Japanscapes

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Toshio Shibata was born in Japan in 1949. He later studied at the University of Arts in Tokyo and the Royal Academy of Fine arts in Gent, Belgium. He returned to Japan in 1980. Shibata’s work is included in the permanent collections of museums around the world, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York and the Victoria and Albert Museum.

Publisher: The Velvet Cell

Size: 200 x 250 mm

64 pages, Four Colour Offset

Limited Edition of 500

Toshio Shibata
Limited Edition of 500
£22.50

Picture of Abruzzo

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In Abruzzo, Michael Kenna found a cultural identity that elsewhere, for the most part, has been lost to globalization and instant communication. Kenna photographed medieval ruins, ancient villages and a countryside rich in traditional cultivation. As curator Vincenzo de Pompeis writes in the book’s introduction, “Abruzzo’s heritage, together with its impressive natural scenery, brings to mind romantic connotations that have historically attracted many international landscape artists, particularly in the 19th century. Michael Kenna fits perfectly into this rich historical vein of celebrated landscape artists who have worked in Abruzzo. Kenna’s work often evokes the influences of Romanticism. In his photographs of historic rural landscapes, for example, there is an air of melancholy, which accompanies memories from the past. His images of ruins stir up feelings of passing time, of the constantly evolving  ties between history and nature.”

This gorgeous new monograph by renowned landscape photographer Michael Kenna is published to coincide with a major museum exhibition opening in July, 2017 in Loreto Aprutino, Italy. Richly printed in duotone on matt art paper, and presented in an olive-green cloth slipcase, “Abruzzo” presents 65 images from the series, published here for the first time. “Abruzzo” opens with a bilingual essay by curator Vincenzo de Pompeis. This first printing is limited to 2,500 copies.

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Publisher: Nazraeli Press

Size: 320 x 300mm

80 pages, 65 duotone plates

Michael Kenna
Richly printed in duotone on matt art paper, and presented in an olive-green cloth slipcase, “Abruzzo” presents 65 images from the series, published here for the first time.
£54.00

Picture of Framed

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Hardback cover printed directly with no dustjacket, matt laminated

Pages:  48
Plates: 25
Size: 240mm x 240mm

One of the finest contemporary landscape photographers in the uk today” Mikhail Palinchak

Framed is the latest work from one of the godfathers of British contemporary landscape photography. Almost paint-like in quality, Framed reflects Friel’s extraordinary ability to reinvent his image-making and yet again produce a thrilling perspective on the notion of ‘landscape’.

Sample images on Chris’s website

Chris Friel Framed

Chris Friel Framed

Chris Friel

Publisher's Description

Hardback cover printed directly with no dustjacket, matt laminated

Pages:  48
Plates: 25
Size: 240mm x 240mm

One of the finest contemporary landscape photographers in the uk today” Mikhail Palinchak

Framed is the latest work from one of the godfathers of British contemporary landscape photography. Almost paint-like in quality, Framed reflects Friel’s extraordinary ability to reinvent his image-making and yet again produce a thrilling perspective on the notion of ‘landscape’.

Sample images on Chris’s website

Chris Friel Framed

Chris Friel Framed

£18.50

Picture of On The Road, Everglades

Publisher's Description
Since the mid 1990’s Bert Teunissen is on the road, photographing the landscape. Always in the same way: shot from behind the steering wheel while driving. This publication focusses on the dense American landscape of the Everglades in Florida. Bert Teunissen uses an Olympus Pen; the legendary half frame camera from the 60s and 70s. All photographs are printed on out of date photographic paper-stock, creating different flares in colours and contrasts, which makes every print unique and impossible to create again. For Bert Teunissen this irreversible process is part of his search to capture the fluid state of mind while traveling.

Publisher: Fw: Books

Size: 170 x 240 mm

96 pages

Bert Teunissen
Since the mid 1990’s Bert Teunissen is on the road, photographing the landscape. Always in the same way: shot from behind the steering wheel while driving. This publication focusses on the dense American landscape of the Everglades in Florida.
£26.00
£25.50

Picture of Intervention

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Sublimity and exploitation: on the relationship between humankind and nature

In his works of art the Korean photographer Han Sungpil confronts the themes of environment, energy production, and humankind’s impact on nature. The three series in this book of photographs are distinguished by their surprising perspective, which goes beyond the visual vocabulary normally found in environmental documentations. Whether it’s a painterly French landscape featuring nuclear power plants, presented as a scene of idyllic perfection, or a search for the relics of whale hunting and coal mining in the Arctic and Antarctic, Sungpil’s photographs tell, artfully and critically, of nature’s sublimity and humankind’s overexploitation of it. Photographs of abandoned trawlers, whaling stations, and industrial ruins set in front of monumental, ice-covered landscapes shift the focus to the exploitation of ecological resources, leaving the viewer speechless. Sungpil was awarded the Ilwoo Foundation’s prize for his moving works of art.

Ed. Ilwoo Foundation, Seoul Korea, text(s) by Celina Lunsford

Publisher: Hatje Cantz

Size: 300 x 230 mm

176 pages, 97 illustrations

ISBN 978-3-7757-4279-5

Han Sungpil
In his works of art the Korean photographer Han Sungpil confronts the themes of environment, energy production, and humankind’s impact on nature.
£35.00

Picture of Iceland

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With her Iceland series, Ulrike Crespo takes on an extraordinary landscape, which has inspired countless travel and art photographers since the 19th century. And yet she succeeds in producing images that depict the breath-taking wealth of colors and forms of this wild island in a completely new way, often in nearly abstract details: turquoise- blue icebergs, black volcanic sand, white foaming waterfalls, mossy green boulders, and sulphur-yellow gravel deserts.

Ulrike Crespo has been preoccupied with photography since the 1990s. Her first photobook, Twilight, telling about the zone between light and darkness, was published by Kehrer in 2011. Further books followed, including Ephemere (2012), featuring images of flowers, Cold Landscape (2013), dedicated to distorted landscape images shot with infrared photography, and finally Unter der Haut des Wassers (2015), which focuses on an underwater world with undulating forests of seaweed and kelp. Ulrike Crespo’s photographs have been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions. She lives and works in Frankfurt / Main, Vienna, and West Cork, Ireland.

Publisher: Kehrer

Size: 240 x 305 mm

240 pages, 184 color and 1 b/w illustration

English, German

Ulrike Crespo
With her Iceland series, Ulrike Crespo takes on an extraordinary landscape, which has inspired countless travel and art photographers since the 19th century.
£36.00

Picture of This Land: An American Portrait

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Created across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles, this startlingly fresh photographic portrait of the American landscape shares artistic affinities with the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt.

Publisher: University of Texas Press

Size: 13 x 11"

284 pages, 142 color photos

Jack Spencer
Created across thirteen years, forty-eight states, and eighty thousand miles, this startlingly fresh photographic portrait of the American landscape shares artistic affinities with the works of such American masters as Edward Hopper, Grant Wood, Mark Rothko, and Albert Bierstadt.
£35.10

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