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  • Provenance

    Helac Fine Art, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his series Home Theater, Croatian-born, New York-based photographer Hrvoje Slovenc depicts real-life domestic interiors that double as sex rooms by practitioners of S&M acts. The tension between the relatable interiors—which at first glance appear as common home libraries, offices, bedrooms or dining rooms—and their unexpected use, provokes a jarring and intriguing dissonance that invites further contemplation. Indeed, by serving as a space to perform common daily rituals such as eating and working as well as a particular brand of sexual activity, Slovenc dilutes the borders segregating socially-sanctioned rituals from those that are often perceived as taboo. The name of the series likewise attests to the theatricality underlying domestic and sexual rituals.

    A Master’s graduate from the Yale School of Art, Slovenc’s photographs have been exhibited at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago; the Museum of New Art, Detroit; the Bronx Museum of the Arts, New York; and the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Croatia, among others. He is past a recipient of the London Photography Award, the International Photography Award, the Golden Light Award, and Photography Now Award, among others. He is represented by Helac Fine Art, New York.

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Untitled I (October Bliss) from Home Theater

2010
Chromogenic print triptych, flush-mounted.
Each 29 1/2 x 37 3/8 in. (74.9 x 94.9 cm)
Overall 29 1/2 x 113 in. (74.9 x 287 cm)

Signed in ink and printed title on a label affixed to each panel. One from an edition of 3 plus artist's proof.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $7,500

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