Angela Strassheim - Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana New York Monday, April 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Marvelli Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    Presumed Innocence: Photographic Perspectives of Children, deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park,
    Lincoln, MA, 2 February - 27 April 2008
    The Whitney Biennial: Day and Night, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, 2 March – 28 May
    2006, another example exhibited

  • Literature

    deCordova, Presumed Innocence, pl. 55

  • Catalogue Essay

    Before earning an MFA from Yale University in 2003, Angela Strassheim worked as a forensics
    photographer in Miami and New York. It is that experience that helped form the clinical and
    detached approach that she continues to use in her post-graduate work which examines her
    family and the Midwestern culture in which she was raised.

    In the present lot- an image from her Left Behind series- Strassheim photographs her brother and
    his son as they prepare for church services. While many other photographers, such as Sally Mann
    and Tina Barney, have similarly photographed their own families, Strassheim does so as neither
    an insider nor outsider and her subjects look to the camera aware and complicit yet undoubtedly
    wary of her presence. As such, the image becomes less about her family and more about the
    rituals- of dress, of behavior, of religion – that are surely seen in homes across the country and in
    this way Strassheim transforms the personal into the universal.



Untitled (Father & Son)

Chromogenic print.
35 1/2 x 28 in. (90.2 x 71.1 cm)
Signed and numbered 2/8 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount; signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/8 on a gallery label accompanying the work.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $35,000

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Important Photographs from the Collection of Dr. Anthony Terrana

2 & 3 April 2013
New York