David Maisel - Photographs New York Monday, April 4, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Haines Gallery, San Francisco

  • Literature

    Maisel, Oblivion, cover

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his series Oblivion, David Maisel presents aerial photographs of the greater Los Angeles area, inverting light and dark to offer an entirely unfamiliar view of the sprawling city. By reducing the metropolitan "landscape" to the travel arteries that run north and south, east and west, disappearing into each other and the horizon, Maisel's photographs highlight the modern city void of any cultural or human context. In doing so, his photographs show the city as a constantly expanding organism, continuously pushing past its own boundaries to a new world beyond.


Oblivion 15n

Chromogenic print, face-mounted to Plexiglas.
39 5/8 x 39 5/8 in. (100.6 x 100.6 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date, and number 5/10 on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the flush-mount.

$10,000 - 15,000 

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New York Auction 4 April 2016