Adou - Photographs London Thursday, November 5, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    China 8 – Works in Progress: Photography from China, Museum Folkwang, Essen, 15 May – 13 September, 2015, another example exhibited

  • Literature

    Adou: Leaves of Grass, Thircuir, 2015, p. 10

  • Catalogue Essay

    Titled after the collection of poems by Walt Whitman, Adou’s Leaves of Grass is a lyrical exaltation and recording of the natural world. Working exclusively with analogue photography, Adou created the present image by arranging grass, leaves, crumpled paper stained with ink and his own footprints on a blank sheet of paper, capturing what he saw with his camera and printing the gelatin silver print in his darkroom. The resulting black and white images allude to traditional Chinese ink painting and calligraphy.



Leaves of Grass No. 151

Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted.
94 x 129 cm (37 x 50 3/4 in.) Overall 110.2 x 147 cm (43 3/8 x 57 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 3/3 in ink in the margin.

This work is number 3 from the sold-out edition of 3.

£5,000 - 7,000 

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London Auction 6 November 2015 2pm