Bastiaan Woudt - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips
  • 'By largely "hiding" the models you create a distance, but by adding a human aspect, such as a hand or silhouette of a face, it remains tangible and recognisable.'
    —Bastiaan Woudt
    Quintessential of Bastiaan Woudt’s (b.1987) distinctive vision, a model’s elegant profile is the focus of this large-scale, monochromatic work. The model wears a striking hat and is draped in white fabric, creating a sculptural form that evokes a modern take on a classic silhouette. ‘My work is always created in the moment,’ the artist explains. ‘The ultimate moment where creativity, persistence, failure and success converge.’ A self-taught photographer, Woudt has developed his bold aesthetic through experimentations in both in-camera and post-production techniques. Drawing inspiration from black-and-white photographs by 20th century masters Irving Penn and Richard Avedon, Woudt aims to capture the essence of analogue photography through digital means. The Dutch artist has published four photobooks to date and has exhibited worldwide, including in Amsterdam, London, Paris, New York and Shanghai.


    Behind-the-scenes video for Bastiaan Woudt’s Disk, 2020. Courtesy of the artist.

    • Literature

      B. Woudt, Rhythm, Amsterdam: 1605, 2000, n.p.



Disk, Alkmaar

Archival pigment print, mounted.
Image: 180.8 x 135.5 cm (71 1/8 x 53 3/8 in.)
Frame: 188.8 x 143.5 cm (74 3/8 x 56 1/2 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP1 in ink on an artist label and signed Certificate of Authenticity, both accompanying the work.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 3 + 1 AP. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

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£18,000 - 22,000 ‡♠

Sold for £60,480

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London Auction 23 November 2021