Adriana Lestido - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Toluca Fine Art, Paris

  • Exhibited

    América Latina 1960-2013, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 19 November 2013 - 6 April 2014; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 24 May - 29 September 2014, for another print

  • Literature

    A. Lestido, Mujeres presas, Self-published, 2001, cover
    L. Camnitzer, O. Compagnon, A. M. Carrillo, América Latina, 1960-2013: Photographies, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 2013, p. 276
    A. Fabry, Urbes Mutantes 1941-2012: Latin American Photography, RM/ Toluca Éditions, 2013, p. 239, for a detail and pp. 264-265

  • Catalogue Essay

    While working as a photojournalist in the 1980s, Adriana Lestido became fascinated by the theme of emotional and affective ties. She attributes her ability to capture fragile moments in her portraits to her impoverished upbringing. She was the first Argentine photographer to be awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship in 1995. In 2007 she ran photography workshops in Ezeiza women’s prison. Her work has been exhibited globally, including the Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes; Argentina; the Museum of Fine Arts; Houston; and the Hasselblad Center, Gothenburg.

Property from a Private Collection, France


Amalia y su Hija from Mujeres presas

Gelatin silver print, printed 1993.
25.3 x 35.9 cm (9 7/8 x 14 1/8 in.)
Signed, titled in Spanish and dated in pencil on the verso.

£2,000 - 3,000 

Sold for £4,750

Contact Specialist
Genevieve Janvrin
Head of Photographs, Europe
+44 20 7318 4092


London Auction 3 November 2016