Dan Holdsworth - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 2, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Store Gallery, London

  • Literature

    "In This Decisive Moment", Elephant, Issue 7, 2011, pp. 118-119

  • Catalogue Essay

    The title of the series, Hyperborea, is derived from Greek Mythology’s reference to a utopian land inhabited beyond the North Wind (which they termed Boreas), where the sun never sets. Shot with prolonged exposures at Iceland’s volcanic countryside during Aurora Borealis, Dan Holdsworth’s images are imbued with an awe-inspiring and majestic aura. The juxtaposition of the minutiae traces of human presence and the sweeping glow from the natural occurrence echoes 18th-century discussions of the Sublime and creates an overall mesmerizing effect.


Untitled (Hyperborea 06)

Color coupler print.
47 x 61 in. (119.4 x 154.9 cm)
Signed in ink on a label accompanying the work. One from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist’s proofs.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $21,250

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2 October 2012
New York