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Joel Peter Witkin (B. 1939), Choice of Outfits for Agonies of Mary, 1984. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

gelatin silver print, signed, titled, dated and numbered '1/3' in pencil (on the verso) ; 28 1/8 x 28 1/8in. (71.3 x 71.3cm.) - Estimate $8,000 - $12,000

Literature: Joel-Peter Witkin: Forty Photographs, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, 1985, p. 41

Exhibited: Joel-Peter Witkin, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 13, 1995-January 14, 1996

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Joel Peter Witkin (B. 1939), Invention of Milk, New Mexico, 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

gelatin silver print, signed, titled, dated and numbered '3/3' in pencil (on the verso); 28 1/8 x 28 1/8in. (71.3 x 71.3cm.) - Estimate $8,000 - $12,000

Literature: Witkin, Gods of Earth and Heaven, Twelvetrees Press, 1994, n.p.

Exhibited: Joel-Peter Witkin, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 13, 1995-January 14, 1996

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Joel Peter Witkin (B. 1939), Woman in the Blue Hat (Dame Portant un Chapeau Bleu), 1985. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

gelatin silver print, signed, titled, dated and numbered '11/15' in pencil (on the verso); 14¾ x 14¾in. (37.3 x 37.3cm.) - Estimate $8,000 - $12,000

Literature: Celant, Witkin, Scalo, 1995, pl. 50

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Joel Peter Witkin (B. 1939),  Woman with Severed Head, New Mexico, 1982. Photo: Christie's Images Ltd 2010.

gelatin silver print, signed, titled, dated and numbered '5/15' in pencil (on the verso), 15 x 15in. (38 x 38cm.) - Estimate $7,000 - $9,000

Literature: Witkin, Gods of Earth and Heaven, Twelvetrees Press, 1994, n.p.; Celant, Witkin, Scalo, 1995, pl. 22

Exhibited: Joel-Peter Witkin, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York, October 13, 1995-January 14, 1996

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