Florian Maier-Aichen - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

  • Literature

    R. Morse, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles, MOCA FOCUS: Florian Maier-Aichen, Los Angeles, 2007, n.p. (illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Maier-Aichen's theatrical depictions of the natural landscape bear an inspired likeness to the works of the German Romantic painter David Caspar Friedrich, both in subject and approach. Maier-Aichen forces the viewer to drift above the landscape by not specifying a vantage point, thereby challenging the point of view... Due in part to the viewpoint and in part to the vast expanse captured by the images, the darkness, magnificence, and terror of Maier-Aichen's photographs all contribute to the notions of the sublime. Originally a concept in aesthetics developed by British travelers to the Alps, that which is sublime thrills the senses by evoking a sense of danger and testing the boundaries of self-preservation.
    (R. Morse, Ecstatic Truth: The Photography of Florian Maier-Aichen inFlorian Maier-Aichen, Los Angeles, 2007, n.p.)



C-print in the artist's wooden frame.
181 x 232.5 cm. (71 1/4 x 91 1/2 in).
Signed and dated ‘Florian Maier-Aichen 2005' and numbered of two artist's proofs on a label adhered to the reverse. This work is from an edition of six plus two artist's proofs.

£40,000 - 60,000 ≠ ♠ †

Sold for £91,250

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

12 Feb 2009, 7pm