Jim Lee - Photographs London Wednesday, May 7, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Jim Lee: Arrested, Lewes: Ammonite Press, 2012, pp. 44-45

  • Catalogue Essay

    The image in the present lot has become the most important work from a series of shots made as posters for Ozzie Clarke’s shop, Quorum, which at the time was just off the Kings Road. The model, Debbie Condon, wearing a Celia Birtwell print, appears to be flying due to the angle of her bend and the genius cut of Clarke’s legendry clothes. The image was printed twice and then flipped to create the mirror effect and the plane in the corner was hung on fishing tackle by the photographer to reflect the bird-like flying aspect of the subject.

    Another print of this image is held in the collection of the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.


Ossie Clark/ Aeroplane

Gelatin silver print, flush-mounted, printed later.
76.5 x 152.5 cm (30 1/8 x 60 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/30 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

£5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for £6,875

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London 8 May 2014 4pm