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Clifford Baker (1937 -) c. 1967 Torso, Wet Suit, San Diego

Gelatin silver print, sheet: 11 x 14 (27.9 x 35.6 cm). Signed, titled, dated & stamped verso. Estimate: from $1,200 to $1,500

Note: The male figure has been an important element in the photography of Clifford Baker for over 5 decades. In capturing the interplay between nature, model and photographer, Baker creates "his California", a harmonious reconciliation of nature and civilization and of body & spirit.

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