The Duke’s Mermaid (Sapphire) from Sculptural Form - Surfboard

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  • Literature

    Michael Dweck: Mermaids, Ditch Plains Press, 2008, pp. 102-103, for the gelatin silver print

  • Catalogue Essay

    To create this unique photographic sculpture, Michael Dweck printed his alluring Mermaid with pigments on silk, placed it on hand-shaped polyurethane foam then hand-coated it with fibreglass and layers of high-gloss resin. The resulting surfboard-shaped sculpture seamlessly merges the subject and medium. Inspired by the Finish Fetish artists in 1960s LA, who used plastics and synthetic resins – materials used for surfboards and customised cars – in their art, Dweck comments, “This smooth fluid form becomes a vehicle that transports you to another place.”

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The Duke’s Mermaid (Sapphire) from Sculptural Form - Surfboard

2015
Archival pigment print on silk, polyurethane, resin, fibreglass. Accompanied by the artist's aluminium wall-mounting bracket.
198.1 x 53.3 x 6.4 cm (78 x 21 x 2 1/2 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/1 in paint on the verso.

This work is number 1 from the edition of 1 and is a unique colour variant.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

sold for £37,500

Contact Specialist
Lou Proud
Head of Photographs
London
+ 44 207 318 4018

Photographs

London Auction 6 November 2015 2pm