Erwin Olaf - NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale New York Saturday, March 6, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Aperture, Erwin Olaf, pp. 10-11, 20-21, 28-29, 30-31, 34-35 & 46-47

  • Catalogue Essay

    Using the aesthetic of fashion photography to explore the ambiguities of social interaction, Erwin Olaf’s Hope portfolio offers six tableaux’s that capture heightened moments of stillness and reflection. With the title as a ray of insight into the artist’s intent, these visually stunning scenarios force the viewer to question what preceded and what shall follow each scene, all whilst searching for the ‘hope’ that is lingering within each one. The photographs included in this portfolio are some of Olaf’s most celebrated works and demonstrate his continued interest in artfully articulating the “moment between action and reaction.” (Foster, Aperture, Erwin Olaf, p. 103)
    Titles include The Kitchen, The Hallway, The Classroom, The Practice, The Lodger and The Boxing School



Amsterdam: Self-published, 2006. Six Lambda prints.
8 1/2 x 12 1/4 in. (21.6 x 31.1 cm).
Each signed, dated and numbered 2/15 in ink on the verso; each signed, dated and numbered 2/15 in pencil on the overmat. Contained in a decorative leatherette folio case with embossed credit, title and copyright symbol.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $12,500

NOW: Art of the 21st Century Theme Sale

6 March 2010
New York