Hal Reiff, Yayoi Kusama in ‘Performance Self-Obliteration by Dots,’ 1968

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Pierre-Louis Pierson – Virginia Oldoini, Countess da Castiglione, ca. 1861–67 

“This photograph was summarily retouched by the countess with instructions (on the back) suggesting that the composition was intended to set off her elegant attitude and majestic gown: “The remains of a ball where fire has broken out. A chandelier on the floor, everyone in flight. Shining white satin gown, black and red grapes with dark green and red leaves.”

Pierre-Louis Pierson – Virginia Oldoini, Countess da Castiglione, ca. 1861–67 

“This photograph was summarily retouched by the countess with instructions (on the back) suggesting that the composition was intended to set off her elegant attitude and majestic gown: “The remains of a ball where fire has broken out. A chandelier on the floor, everyone in flight. Shining white satin gown, black and red grapes with dark green and red leaves.”