Carrie Mae Weems - Photographs New York Monday, April 9, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    P.P.O.W., New York

  • Literature

    Damiani, Carrie Mae Weems: Kitchen Table Series, p. 45, variant
    Yale, Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, pl. 6.12, variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    Using the kitchen table as a metaphor for the space where one’s life unfolds, Carrie Mae Weems Kitchen Table series follows a female protagonist as she navigates the stages of life, examining an array of relationships from romantic to maternal and, as we see in the present lot, platonic, all whilst seated at the table. Reflecting on the seminal series, Weems spoke to the significance of the domestic setting: “That's the space. Everything gets resolved in that space. It's a beautiful piece really, you know. It's so simple in its construction. It's so minimal. There's a table, there's a lamp, there's a chair. There's a man, there's a woman, there's a girl, there's a child. Maybe there's a glass of wine and a couple packs of cigarettes. That's it. It's very bare bones.”


Untitled (mother and daughter)

Gelatin silver print.
27 x 26 3/4 in. (68.6 x 67.9 cm)
Signed on a label accompanying the work; printed title and number 1/5 on gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

$30,000 - 50,000 

Sold for $40,000

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New York Auction 9 April 2018