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  • Provenance

    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

  • Catalogue Essay

    Florian Maier-Aichen’s photographic work portrays natural, industrial, and cultural landscapes with stylized eccentricity. By employing the tropes of documentary photography in unconventional ways, Maier-Aichen creates sublime images rich with reference and allusion. His photographs of the California coast, the Alps, are openly beautiful and seductive in their saturated hues and expansive views nuanced with a subtle disquiet and criticality.
    German by birth and educated at the University of Essen and the University of California, Los Angeles, Maier-Aichen challenges the stringent rules of contemporary German photography as typified by the use of diffused light and a centered isolated subject. Free of a systematic approach, each of his images is realized individually in terms of content, approach and processing method. This modern-day form of combination-printing weaves disparate images from distinct sources into a seamless photograph.
     
    R. Morse, ‘Ecstatic Truth: The Photography of Florian Maier-Aichen’,
    MOCA Focus: Florian Maier-Aichen, 2007, p. 13-14

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Untitled (Capsized)

2002
Colour coupler print, flush-mounted and in the artist’s wooden frame.
119.7 x 152.4 cm. (47 1/8 x 60 in).
Signed, dated and numbered in ink on a label affixed to the reverse of the frame. One from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist’s proofs.

Estimate
£25,000 - 35,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £43,250

Photographs

16 May 2009, 3pm
London