Joel Sternfeld - PHOTOGRAPHS New York Thursday, October 16, 2008 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    In the summer of 2003, Joel Sternfeld was commissioned to document visitors at Sunparks resort's four locations in Belgium. This series titled A Brief Stay is a statement about summer and the rare moments of reprieve for these hardworking people and their families. These works capture the atmosphere of visitors experiencing a vacation where the pressures of life and the surrounding circumstances are temporarily held on pause. The theme of seasons figure strongly in Sternfeld's work and this series delves into the concept of summer suspended in individual moments.


A Brief Stay

Fifteen color coupler prints.
Each 23 1/2 x 18 7/8 in. (59.7 x 47.9 cm).
Each signed, titled and dated in ink on the reverse of the mount; thirteen numbered 1/7 in ink on the reverse of the mount.

$7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for $4,375


16 Oct 2008, 10am & 2pm
New York