Laurent Chéhère - Photographs London Monday, November 17, 2014 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    True to the caption for this image – “This building in La Chapelle is going far from home to dry its laundry” – Chéhère isolates buildings from their urban context and sets them free to float in his dream-like series Flying Houses. Inspired by a poetic vision of old Paris and the famous short film The Red Balloon by Albert Lamorisse, Chéhère surveys the working class neighbourhoods of Paris to shoot each element, such as the roof, walls and windows that make up his fantastical buildings.



The Linen which Dries from Flying Houses

Archival pigment print, Diasec mounted.
120 x 120 cm (47 1/4 x 47 1/4 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 3/5 on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.
This work is number 3 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 2 AP.

£5,000 - 7,000 

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London 18 November 2014