Luxury Design, Past & Present
Jim Goldsmith (American, b. 1935 - d. 2006). Topkapi Palace # 5, Istanbul, Turkey, 2006, Edition 1 from a limited edition of 5. Pigment photographic print on artist's deckled heavyweight paper. Signed, titled, dated and editioned by the artist in the lower margin in pencil. Image size: 16 inches high x 36 inches wide. Paper size: 20.5 inches high x 40 inches wide. Framed size: 24 inches high x 44 inches wide. Framed in white rub wooden frame with 99% UF-3 protective plexi (UV resistant). Condition: artwork in excellent condition; frame with minor rubbing/handling marks. Notes: This signed work is UNIQUE; the artist passed away before additional prints could be made of this image. Mr. Goldsmith produced this work intuitively during the last years of his life by taking a photograph of the iconic Topkapi Palace, rewinding his film, taking another photograph, and repeating this process. This is, therefore, traditional straight photography collaged in the negative. In the darkroom, Mr. Goldsmith would review his strips to discover interesting segments that conveyed the amazing color, design, materials, details, and architectural mastery that make Topkapi Palace one of the wonders of the world.