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  • Provenance

    Jack Shainman Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Israeli photographer Adi Nes confronts diminishing nationalistic ideals by referencing iconic journalistic portrayals of military accomplishments. In the current lot, Nes references Denis Simon’s Life magazine cover from June 13, 1967. In doing so, however, Nes glamorizes the military milestone and turns it into a hyperbolized and theatrical version of reality. The splashy, hyper-dramatized scene appears to be more concerned with vacuous selfconsciousness and feigned emotions than a true celebration of a battle won.

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Untitled from The Soldiers

1999
Dye destruction print, mounted.
29 1/4 x 29 1/4 in. (74.3 x 74.3 cm).
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 5/6
on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.

Estimate
$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $35,000

Photographs

9 April 2011
New York