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This lovely photo display features a young Earvin "Magic" Johnson smiling while sitting on the bench during a Los Angeles Lakers game in 1984 at the Great Western Forum. The photo is accompanied by the original transparent negative of this image (authenticated by TypeZero), which includes an internal light switch to brighten up the negative within the unique display. This actual 1-of-1 negative film strip was taken right out of the photographer's camera and can be found nowhere else. The photographer who took this shot was Steve Roseboro, a popular L.A. sports photojournalist and author of "The Golden Age of Basketball; the NBA in the Decade of the Eighties" (Volumes I and II).

Each TypeZero Original is one of a kind and contains the original photographic film present in the camera when the image was created. Therefore, this film artifact was in the presence of the people and the event, which is captured on that transparency or negative. The 1-of-1 negative is accompanied by a digitally reproduced giclee print measuring approximately 8x11 inches [“created on Exhibition Fiver Paper using a MicroPiezo AMC print head with the latest UltraChrome HD eight-color pigment ink, lasting up to 100 years for color prints and 200 years for B&W prints”].

The original film negative and its blown-up print are beautifully matted and displayed within a 14” x 19” x 2” black frame. In addition, the transparent negative can be innovatively lit up (manually or with included remote control) using a battery-operated lighting mechanism located within the back of the frame, giving the historically significant photo the ultimate presentation and viewing experience.

Included is a TypeZero LOA which “conveys ownership of the physical original film transparency to the recipient strictly for display and personal use which include the right to resell or gift each TypeZero Original to other recipients. However, the original film transparency may not be digitized, reproduced, disseminated, published, transferred, or otherwise utilized in any other many expect as specifically set forth in this letter. The copyright and all associated rights in the transparency and accompanying photo are strictly and expressly reserved for the photographer or other holder of the copyright.”

Description: Magic Lakers SR 00019

Magic Johnson on bench

Subject: Magic Johnson

Date: 1984

Location: Great Western Forum, Inglewood, CA

Photographer: Steve Roseboro

Film: 120 Kodak Safety film 6017

Edition Size: 1 of 1

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Minimum Bid: $100
Final prices include buyers premium.: $0
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Auction closed on Saturday, May 2, 2020.
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