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Raghu Rai

Mother Teresa in Prayer

“A photograph has picked up a fact of life, and that fact will live forever.”

Magnum photographer Raghu Rai’s oeuvre covers the breadth of life in contemporary India. He is known for delving deep into his subjects. He was fascinated by Mother Teresa, photographed in lot 129, on whom he has published multiple books. “Rai engages with his subject over a sustained period. Much of his work is contained in several...

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  Lot 129 of 202  

13-14 DECEMBER 2023


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Raghu Rai
Mother Teresa in Prayer

Signed 'Raghu Rai' (lower right), dated and inscribed 'Mother Teresa in Prayer - 1985' (lower left), further inscribed '4/10' (lower centre)
Silver gelatin print on paper
Print size: 13.75 x 20.75 in (35 x 52.5 cm)
Sheet size: 15.25 x 22.5 in (39 x 57 cm)

Fourth from a limited edition of ten

Property from the Jane and Kito de Boer Collection

Raghu Rai: The Spirit of India, Tel Aviv: PHOTO IS:RAEL, 23 November - 2 December 2017 (another from the edition)
ATLAS SUPPORTS UKRAINE, London: Atlas Gallery, 16 March - 26 April 2022 (another from the edition)

Raghu Rai, A Life Dedicated: The Blessed Teresa of Kolkata, New Delhi: Timeless Books, 2004, cover page (illustrated, another from the edition)
Raghu Rai, Saint Teresa of Calcutta: A Celebration of Her Life & Legacy, New Delhi: Aleph Book Company, 2017, p. 14, 15 (cover page, another from the edition)

Category: Print Making
Style: Unknown


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