Desirée Dolron - Photographs London Friday, November 21, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Desiree Dolron, Hague Museum of Photography, Netherlands, 26 February - 16 May 2005, (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    Hague Museum of Photography, Desiree Dolron, 2005,  p.133

  • Catalogue Essay

    Dolron’s third project, Te di todos mis suenos meaning ‘I give you all my dreams’, titled from Castro’s line from his speeches, was executed during two trips to Havana in 2002-2003. Although going with the intention to photograph Fidel Castro, once there, Dolron realised that, aswell as this great communist leader, the essence of Cuba that was of interest to her lay within its people. With this vision she created a body of work which focused on the community where she was living. The homes, kitchens, local schools, libraries, bedrooms and streets; sometimes including a figurative element, sometimes absent. Unlike her acclaimed project, Xteriors (executed after her return from Cuba) although having a dialogue, each portrait or scene stands alone within this project.
    However, as is seen with Xteriors, Dolron stuns with her masterful colour palate and use of light. The simple, stark composition of Librerio Julio Mella seems to be lit at dusk and yet again, Dolron achieves her objective. She presents us with Jose Marti, the freedom fighter and poet, standing cross armed above the library; tall, defiant and proud of the shabby, old, dog eared books which lie beneath him.
    Another example of this work is held in the Collections of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York and V&A Museum, London


Librario Escuela Julio Mella from Te Di Todos Mis Sueno

Dye destruction print, Diasec mounted.
165.4 x 124.8 cm. (65 1/8 x 49 1/8 in).
Signed, titled, dated, annotated 'Te Di Todos Mis Sueno' and numbered 3/6 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

£15,000 - 20,000 ≠ †

Sold for £25,000


22 Nov 2008, 3pm