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There are currently quite a few Cartier-Bresson prints for sale on the global photography market. However, only prints signed or autographed by Henri Cartier-Bresson, and the ones he printed himself in the 1930s, are intended to be acquired by collectors. In a letter he wrote in 2000, he clearly specified :

I, the undersigned, Henri Cartier-Bresson, domiciliated at 198 rue de Rivoli 75001 Paris, declare what follows I have always signed and autographed my photographs to the people I wished to give them to all other prints, that are only identified with a "Henri Cartier-Bresson" stamp or a "Magnum Photos" stamp, belong to my own person.

Therefore, anyone in possession of such a print cannot possibly claim in good faith that he or she owns it.

Paris, 30 October 2000.

Henri Cartier-Bresson


Lettre manuscrite d'hcb 30 octobre 2000
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