Gustav Klimt (1862 - 1918) - Reclining Nude (Lust), 1902
Black crayon on paper
Anonymous, 1957 (Hashem El Madani)
“These are negatives that were scratched because of a jealous husband, who never let his wife out by herself. He was upset to know that she came to be photographed in my studio without telling him. He came asking for the negatives. I refused to give them to him, because they were on a 35 mm roll. In the end we agreed that I would scratch the negatives of his wife with a pin, and I did it in front of him. Years later, after she burnt herself to death to escape her misery, he came back to me asking for enlargements of those photographs, or other photographs she might have taken without his knowledge.”
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A warped chestnut tree in the Cimitero della Castagna in Sampierdarena, Genoa, Italy.