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  • Provenance

    Olivier Renaud-Clément, New York

  • Literature

    Floor, Robert Gober: Sculpture + Drawing, p. 21; Scalo, Veronica’s Revenge: Contemporary Perspectives on Photography, cover and p. 34

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1992, openly gay conceptual artist Robert Gober created the Newspaper series, in which bundles of stacked dailies presented seemingly natural headlines, ads, photos and reviews. For bearing an instantly familiar presentation, Gober encouraged an initial sense of safety, only to be abruptly disrupted upon closer inspection. In the current lot, Gober is seen dressed in a white satin bridal dress in a fictitious ad for Saks Fifth Avenue, juxtaposed with an article about the Vatican condoning discrimination against homosexuals. The image and text subsequently weave a narrative critical of the denial with which same-sex couples were met in their wish to access a quintessential rite of passage in American society.

    Another print of this image is in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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THE ARC OF PHOTOGRAPHY: A PRIVATE EAST COAST COLLECTION

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1992-1996
Photolithograph on folded French Dur-O-Tone paper.
22 1/2 x 13 1/2 in. (57.2 x 34.3 cm).
Signed, dated and numbered 26/40 in pencil on the verso.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

sold for $15,000

The Arc of Photography...

4 October 2011 6PM
New York