Chris McCaw - Photographs New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Aperture, New York, 2015

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since 2003, Chris McCaw has experimented with sun-burning photographic papers. Here, McCaw used a 40-inch lens to amplify the power of the sun and transform an entire pack of stacked Fuji diffusion film. With a single exposure McCaw created ten distinct impressions of the sun in which light exposed only the top layer of film, while the sun’s channeled heat transformed all ten layers to varying degrees.


Instant #1

Single pack of 10 Fuji diffusion transfer prints.
Each 3 3/4 x 2 7/8 in. (9.5 x 7.3 cm)
Framed 11 1/2 x 42 in. (29.2 x 106.7 cm)

Each initialed, dated, sequentially numbered 1-10 and copyright notation in ink on the verso.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $6,875

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New York Auction 4 April 2019