Louise Lawler - Photographs New York Wednesday, October 12, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Catalogue Essay

    Untitled (Salon Hodler) depicts a stately parlor containing two lively, romantic paintings by nineteenth-century practitioner, Ferdinand Hodler. By contrasting the austere setting with the fervent eroticism of the renderings, Lawler’s photograph ruminates on how specific contexts transform the meaning of an artwork. Lawler has revisited this image multiple times in her career, producing it as a gelatin silver print (as seen in the present lot); a large format color print; a silver dye bleach print displayed beneath a paperweight; and a traced wall installation that is in the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art.


Untitled (Salon Hodler)

Gelatin silver print.
21 3/4 x 17 1/4 in. (55.2 x 43.8 cm)
Signed, annotated 'Salon Hodler' and numbered 1/5 in pencil on the verso.

$10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for $36,540

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs, New York

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Deputy Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 12 October 2022