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  • Catalogue Essay

    Alex Majoli explores the idea of people being actors within their own lives. Scene #1350, offered here, depicts beauty parlour employees in Shenzen, China, participating in a patriotic pep rally before starting their day’s work. The women emerge from the darkness, standing in a line as they salute, the light hitting their faces as they look ahead. In this monochromatic image, Majoli’s theatrical use of artificial light blurs the line between journalism and art, uncovering the inherent drama in everyday life.

ULTIMATE MAGNUM

16

Scene #1350

2017
Unique archival pigment print, flush-mounted
Image: 120 x 160 cm (47 1/4 x 62 7/8 in.)
Frame: 123.5 x 163.5 cm (48 5/8 x 64 3/8 in.)

Signed, numbered 1/1 in ink, printed title and date on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

This image exists only as this unique work, printed and released exclusively for ULTIMATE.

Estimate
£15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for £13,000

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Photographs

London Auction 1 November 2018