Emma Summerton - Photographs London Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    'Flor', Vogue Spain, June 2018. n.p.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Emma Summerton unveils her whimsical vision with a carefully crafted floral celebration for Vogue Spain’s June 2018 cover story, featuring Karlie Kloss. In the present work, Karlie is presented as a faceless mannequin, covered head to toe in a patchwork of brightly coloured, elaborately patterned textiles. Fabric printed with a sky motif is used as the backdrop, as well as on the floor, transforming the studio into a surreal setting. The fascinating interplay between art and artifice, as seen here, is a distinctive element in Summerton’s photographs. Collaborating regularly with such leading publications as Vogue, i-D, Self Service and Dazed & Confused, Australian-born Summerton divides her time between London and New York. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including ArtisTree’s Beyond Fashion in Hong Kong (2019) and the upcoming Body Beautiful: Diversity on the Catwalk at the National Museum of Scotland opening in May 2019.



Kloss & Quinn

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image: 235 x 176.5 cm (92 1/2 x 69 1/2 in.)
Frame: 241 x 182.5 cm (94 7/8 x 71 7/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and annotated 'unique' in ink on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This image has been printed and released as a unique work exclusively for ULTIMATE.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £10,625

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London Auction 16 May 2019