Yves Saint-Laurent, Paris, October 1995

"This image has a history. One night in 2008, I was having dinner at Mathi's in Paris. The owner, Gerard Nanty, told me that Yves Saint-Laurent very much liked this portrait and that he would be happy if I could make a print for him. This was the last studio portrait he ever did and it touched me that he kept the memory as I did. Naturally I sent him a print. A few days later, I received a bunch of white roses with a personal note from him. The following week, I learned about his death. The petals from the white rose were falling on my table like so many tears.”
Yves Saint-Laurent, Paris, October 1995
C-print. Numbered, dated, signed and embossed in the lower margin by the artist.
23,6 x 31,5 in / 60 x 80 cm
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31,5 x 47,2 in / 80 x 120 cm
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47,2 x 70,9 in / 120 x 180 cm
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