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  • Literature

    Albert Watson: Cyclops, Boston: Bulfinch Press, 1994, n.p.
    J. Crump, Albert Watson, London: Phaidon, 2007, p. 81
    Albert Watson Contact, exh. cat., Galería Hartmann, Barcelona, 2008, n.p.
    for each a variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    James Crump, the author of Watson’s 2007 monograph, best explains this image: “Watson enjoyed photographing the monkeys because it was a personal project inspired by the unpredictability of these creatures. In very typical Watson fashion, he approached the subject matter graphically. The assemblage is created from a cut-up selection of individual portraits that revolve around moods and characters not dissimilar from those the photographer often extracts from his human sitters. The humorous composition is as complex as any he’s ever made."

ULTIMATE CONTEMPORARY

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Monkey with Masks, New York City

1994
Archival pigment print, flush-mounted, printed 2014.
142.2 x 106.7 cm (56 x 42 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and annotated 'AP' in ink on an artist's label accompanying the work.
This work is AP1 from the sold out edition of 10 + 2 AP and is a unique colour variant in this size.

Estimate
£12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for £15,000

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Lou Proud
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Photographs

London 18 November 2014