Subterranean Kitchen from What To Do With A Million Years

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  • Exhibited

    Home Sweet Home, Les Rencontres d’Arles, 1 July - 22 September 2019, another

  • Literature

    J. Calypso, What To Do With A Million Years, London: Aldgate, 2018, pp. 30-31

  • Catalogue Essay

    For her series What To Do With A Million Years, Juno Calypso travelled 26 feet underground in a suburb of Las Vegas to an unoccupied, 15,000-square-foot 1970s Cold War bunker, complete with a pool and a garden. Subterranean Kitchen, presented here, was created during her three days in isolation – eating, sleeping, filming and photographing herself – inside this perfectly preserved time capsule. This cinematic photograph of Calypso in a pink dressing gown, shot from behind as she leans against the island in the pink-and-white kitchen and looks out at the pitch, black windows has become the most desired image from the series. Calypso has won several awards, including the 2016 International Photography Award by the British Journal of Photography, and has been selected for the 2016 Foam Talent. Subterranean Kitchen will be exhibited at the 2019 Rencontres d'Arles.

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Subterranean Kitchen from What To Do With A Million Years

2018
Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 101.6 x 152 cm (40 x 59 7/8 in.)
Frame: 106.6 x 158 cm (41 7/8 x 62 1/4 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP1 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount; signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP1 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 APs. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

Estimate
£5,000 - 7,000 ♠ †

sold for £6,250

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London Auction 16 May 2019