Anne Collier - Photographs London Friday, September 25, 2020 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Anton Kern Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    The featured work is part of Anne Collier’s ongoing Women With Cameras series, for which she sourced found objects – snapshots, magazines, postcards and movie stills dating from the 1970s into the early 2000s – from flea markets and eBay, photographed them from a distance against a neutral background and then printed her images as oversized prints.

    Her image-making process, combining still-life photography with use of appropriation, questions the ways in which these images are presented and perceived. Here, we are confronted with a photograph of a photograph of a woman in the act of photographing – a Polaroid print ejecting from her camera. Through her multi-layered imagery, Collier aims to elicit ‘a sense of emotional or psychological uncertainty’ in her exploration of the power dynamics of taking pictures.


Woman With A Camera (Polaroid)

Chromogenic print, mounted.
Image: 138.4 x 116 cm (54 1/2 x 45 5/8 in.)
Frame: 151.5 x 129 cm (59 5/8 x 50 3/4 in.)

Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 4/5 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame. One from a sold-out edition of 5 + 2 APs.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £18,750

Contact Specialist


Rachel Peart
Head of Sale, Specialist

Yuka Yamaji
Head of Photographs, Europe

General Enquiries
+44 20 7318 4092


London Auction 25 September 2020