SHEILA METZNER "MOUILLE SHAPES" PHOTOGRAPH, 1986
Sheila Metzner (b. 1939) is an American photographer renowned for her use of the Fresson technique.
This labor-intense and fragile process gives her photographs a unique and distinct aesthetic.
The Fresson technique was invented by the Fresson family in France in 1895. It is a rare, turn-of-the-century carbon process that lends a soft, grainy glaze to photographs. The surfaces and hues created through the Fresson process create a surface with hues and shading evocative of a painting or sketch.
‘Mouille Shapes’ features the hardware and pieces from the famous lighting designer Serge Mouille (1922-1988).
In recent year Mouille's work has become highly sought-after and very iconic. Important examples from the late 1950's and early 1960's sell for figures in the mid to low six figures. However when Metzner created this work honoring Mouille's brilliant forms, he was hardly known outside of French design circles.
We love this work as it is a fascinating intersection between mid-century French design and historical French photographic process...realized in the 1980's.
Additional images available on request.
31.5"W 23.5"H (photograph)
35"H 28"W (framed)
Provenance: Jane Corkin Gallery
- Where does the inventory ship from?
Our inventory is divided between New York and Toronto.
- Where do you ship to?
We can ship anywhere. Typically when we ship within North America we prefer to use FedEx or DHL. To Europe, Asia and beyond we generally use DHL.
- How much does it cost to ship?
For shipments within North America, we typically charge a flat rate fee. Many items on our site will list the rate. For shipping outside of North America, we can easily provide a quote and will look for the most efficient and economical option.
Most of the items on our site can be easily shipped internationally.
Occasionally we will recommend that an artwork be removed from its frame for shipping. Larger framed works are typically framed with plexiglass. We export over 80% of what we sell, so we are comfortable shipping anywhere.
- Are there additional taxes or fees?
When a work is valued above $2,500 usd there is a possibility of tax of 0.35%, but this is applied sporadically. There can similarly be an additional fee for customs brokerage and this can range from $20 - $65. US Taxes, duties and customs brokerage are not included in our flat rate shipping. However most of our shipments to the US enter without any additional fees.
- Do you provide a certificate of authenticity?
Yes, we guarantee everything we sell. We can provide both a digital and printed version of our certificate of authenticity.
What is your return policy?
- Caviar20 wants you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. We have a 7 day no-questions full refund return policy for your purchase. Shipping charges are non-refundable. Return shipping is the responsibility of the customer. After 8 days returns are given a credit note. There is no expiration for our credit notes.
- What payment methods do you accept?
Canadian clients are welcomed and encouraged to pay with interac.