Alec Soth - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis

  • Literature

    Soth, Dog Days Bogotá, cover and n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 2003 Soth and his wife spent two months in Colombia, following the adoption of their baby girl from Bogotá. The infant’s birthmother left her a book with ephemera, poems and personal affects. “When I think about you,” she wrote, “I hope that your life is full of beautiful things.” Inspired by the simple, heartfelt message, Soth set out to create his own book for his daughter, documenting the people, buildings and views that typify her birth city. Untitled 02, Bogotá, 2003, which depicts a lone dog
    perched at a vantage point overlooking Bogotá, evokes sympathy and awe for its subject. Of that period Soth wrote: “In photographing the city of her birth, I hope I’ve described some of the beauty in this hard place.” It is a powerful yet unsentimental memento that was subsequently chosen as the book cover dedicated to the series, Dog Days Bogotá.


Untitled 02, Bogotá

Pigment ink print.
20 x 20 in. (50.8 x 50.8 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP1 on labels affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 8 plus 3 artist's proofs.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,250

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2 October 2012
New York