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  • Provenance

    Matthew Marks Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    The work Inez van Lamsweerde has produced independently and together with Vinoodh Matadin, her husband and collaborator, has been instrumental in blurring the boundaries between high-fashion and art. The two creative individuals work together in devising high-gloss photographic works, the type typically associated with fashion spreads, and alter them digitally, manipulating their images to alluring effect.
    “Some people think we are preoccupied with glamour,” says van Lamsweerde. “It’s an empty word. We were always interested in celebrating and subverting at the same time, both in the artworks and in the fashion. Our work is about constantly changing the opposite sides of a picture, to make you aware of the different realities that are going on at the same time. It’s like in our photograph of Kate Moss’s face, without any makeup. She’s kind of rough-looking but devastatingly beautiful.” (taken from J. Turner, “Some Like It Haute”, ArtNews, November, 2001).

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Karen, Hollis, Guinevere, Kate

1999
Four cibachrome prints.
Each unframed: 57 5/8 x 48 1/2. (146.4 x 123.2 cm).

Signed "Inez van Lamsweerde/Vinoodh Matadin" on a label adhered to the reverse. This work is from an edition of three.

Estimate
£20,000 - 30,000 ‡ ♠

Sold for £24,000

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm
London