Erik Madigan Heck - Photographs London Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    'Dreamcatchers', Town & Country, December 2014, pp. 202-203

  • Catalogue Essay

    Transporting the viewer to a bygone era, this image by Erik Madigan Heck was created for Town & Country’s December 2014 editorial ‘Dreamcatchers’, featuring hypnotic Polish beauty Kasia Jujeczka. In Heck’s distinctive approach to image-making, photography and painting intersect: ‘Paintings make me think more abstractly about my photographs,’ explains Heck, ‘They aren’t as limited as photographs are – they are physically built rather than taken, so to speak.’ His painterly aesthetic is seen in his treatment of colour and pattern; the pale blue and the florals in the present work function to flatten the picture plane. Heck is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, TIME and The New Yorker and in 2013 became one of the youngest artists to receive ICP’s Infinity Award. His first monograph Old Future was published by Thames & Hudson in 2017 and his work has been shown internationally, including Foam’s 2014 exhibition Don’t Stop Now: Fashion Photography Next and ArtisTree’s Beyond Fashion in Hong Kong (2019).



Dior Couture

Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Image: 149.9 x 243.8 cm (59 x 95 7/8 in.)
Frame: 165 x 259.2 cm (64 7/8 x 102 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.

£18,000 - 22,000 

Sold for £23,750

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London Auction 16 May 2019