Fine Prints & Photography

October 26 — 31, 2019
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LOT 47

Lot 47

Sam Tata (1911–2005)

Sam Tata (1911–2005)
Lot 47 Details
Sam Tata (1911–2005), Indian/Canadian


Gelatin silver print; signed, titled and dated 1977 at Montreal to the mount
Sight 6 x 9.25 in — 15.2 x 23.5 cm

Estimate $800-$1,000

Realised: $960
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

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Sam Tata (1911–2005)
  • Sam Tata (1911–2005)
  • Sam Tata (1911–2005)

Private Collection, Toronto


In the 1940s, Tata moved to India and met famed photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, who became both an inspiration and a friend.

In 1956, Tata immigrated to Canada and established himself in Montreal as a talented magazine photojournalist and portraitist of artists, writers, poets and fellow photographers.


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LOT 47

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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