Kourtney Roy - Photographs London Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | Phillips
  • Exhibited

    The Dreamers, Le Château d’Eau, Pôle Photographique de Toulouse, France, 8 November 2017 - 7 January 2018, another

  • Literature

    K.Roy, Sorry, No Vacancy, Paris: Éditions La Pionnière, 2017, p 18

  • Catalogue Essay

    In her series Sorry, No Vacancy, Kourtney Roy imagines a parallel universe inhabited by the characters she herself portrays. Here, an unusual drama unfolds: set against the vast Texas wilderness, a woman stands on the side of an open highway, holding an old-fashioned vacuum to the ground with its cable trailing behind her. With her sleek yet offbeat style, Roy constructs mysterious scenarios that provide no fixed or clear meaning as seen in the present work. Inspired by cinema and film stills, Roy seamlessly blends the real with artifice to create her images, transporting us to another place and time. Nominated for the 2014 Prix de l’Elysée by the Musée de l’Elysée, Paris-based Roy has exhibited internationally, including her 2018 solo show The Dreamers at Le Château d'Eau, Pôle Photographique de Toulouse. Her work resides in such prominent institutions as the Maison Européen de la Photographie, Paris and the Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne.



Sorry, No Vacancy 7

Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Image: 99 x 149.3 cm (38 7/8 x 58 3/4 in.)
Frame: 109 x 159 cm (42 7/8 x 62 5/8 in.)

Signed, dated, numbered AP 1/2 in ink, credit blindstamp, printed title, date and number AP 1/2 on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 APs. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £23,750

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London Auction 16 May 2019