Lot 5777 - ibid121 ibid Photography - Wednesday, 07. July 2021, 01.00 PM


(Zurich 1927–lives and works in Zurich)
L'Oeil de l'Amour, 1996. Portfolio with 12 signed original photographs.
Platinum-palladium prints. Later prints, hand printed by the photographer. Image dimension each 24.5 × 34.5 cm; sheet dimension each 41 × 31 cm; 1 print 14.5 ×18 cm. The verso of each fully signed, with photographer's stamp with motif number and creation year. 5 prints additionally fully signed on the recto. [2] leaves. (front matter and preface/imprint); photographs. The title page fully signed and numbered A.P (one of 2 copies, outside the edition of 7). Original half-leather case (53.5 × 42 cm) with blind stamped title on the spine and mounted original photograph (24 × 18 cm).

- René Groebli. Auge der Liebe. Paris, 1954.
- René Groebli. Werkverzeichnis. Catalogue Raisonné. A Personal Selection. Zurich, 2019 (ill. p. 224).

- Acquired directly from René Groebli.
- Swiss private collection.

In 2016 a portfolio with 12 platinum-palladium prints was published again in an edition of 20 (+2 A.P.).

2 prints with light traces of colour (probably due to the process or the matting) in the white margin (outside the image), the photograph on the case slightly loosened, tiny paper abrasion at the bottom. The portfolio slightly cracked at the top of spine/front hinge, slightly rubbed at the edges. Overall in very good condition.

CHF 10 000 / 15 000

€ 9 350 / 14 020

Sold for CHF 13 750 (including buyer’s premium)
All information is subject to change.