Patricia Highsmith (source) NICHOLAS RAY | THE AMERICAN FRIEND (1977) German photo


[Munich: Filmverlag der Autoren, 1977]. Vintage original 5 x 7″ (13 x 18 cm.) black-and-white borderless German photo, holograph notation in German on verso, just about fine.

Portrait of Nick Ray in Wim Wenders’ adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game. Although he is identified in the credits as “Derwatt”, he in fact portrays an artist who is forging paintings by Derwatt, who is long since dead.

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