Florian Maier-Aichen - PHOTOGRAPHS London Tuesday, November 2, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Blum & Poe, Los Angeles

  • Catalogue Essay

    "German by birth and educated at the University of Essen and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Maier-Aichen's artistic trajectory began in reaction to stringent rules established by the highly influential Becher school of photography...using only diffused light and a centered isolated subject...Maier-Aichen presents a body of photographic work that offers an expanded approach beyond a realistic representation of his subject. The viewer is strategically maneuvered toward an ecstatic truth that is the result of calculated juxtapositions of multiple, and sometimes disparate, details. Instead of dictating the way in which the viewer should consider the image, Maier-Aichen physically places the viewer there by way of extreme angles and aerial viewpoints to allow the sensation to come out of the viewer’s on experience of the image. While using the strategies of documentary photography, Maier-Aichen utilizes a unique palette, unconventional vantage points, and combinations of photographs with hand-rendered details to yield a body of work that is rich with historical and contemporary references". (R. Morse, 'Ecstatic Truth: The Photography of Florian Maier-Aichen', in Florian Maier-Aichen, exh. cat., Museum of Contemporary Art, 2007, pp. 13 and 27)


Untitled (Cloud)

Colour coupler print, flush-mounted.
120.7 x 168.9 cm (47 1/2 x 66 1/2 in).
Signed, dated and numbered in ink on the reverse of the frame. One from an edition of 6 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £27,500


3 November 2010