Andrew Zuckerman - Photographs London Friday, October 25, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    A. Zuckerman, Bird, San Francisco: Chronicle, 2009, n.p. (variant)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Andrew Zuckerman’s work harnesses elements of the natural world through technology. In this photograph, the snowy owl captured mid-flight in the artist’s New York City studio is untethered from its contextual environment. The artist’s signature white backdrop provides an almost hyperreal representation of the owl – with precision and clarity – illuminating its golden eyes all the way to the tips of its white wings. 'Birds are brilliant creatures,’ comments Zuckerman, ‘and behind their visual beauty I think there is something that mystifies all of us.' His process of UV printing onto Dibond not only resulted in a certain sensitivity to the tones of white as seen in this work but also allowed it to be presented without glazing, creating an unobstructed connection between the viewer and the subject. His books have been published in 18 international editions and his immersive investigation of the natural world has been presented in three volumes: Creature (2007), Bird (2009) and Flower (2012).



Snowy Owl 32

Archival pigment emulsion on Dibond.
Image: 127 x 152.4 cm (50 x 60 in.)
Frame: 133.4 x 158.8 cm (52 1/2 x 62 1/2 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/5 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This work is number 2 from the sold-out edition of 5 (no APs). This image exists only in this size and edition.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £15,000

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London Auction 25 October 2019