Mert & Marcus - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    David Bowie Is, V&A, London, 23 March – 11 August 2013; Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada, 25 September – 27 November 2013; Museum of Image and Sound, São Paulo, Brazil, 28 January – 21 April 2014; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, 23 September 2014 – 4 January 2015; Philharmonie de Paris/ Cité de la Musique, Paris, 2 March – 31 May 2015; Groninger Museum, Groningen, The Netherlands, 15 December 2015 – 15 March 2016, for another print

  • Literature

    Vogue Paris, December 2011/January 2012, cover
    David Bowie Is The Subject, V&A, 2013, p. 236

  • Catalogue Essay

    Here, dynamic artist duo Mert Alaş and Marcus Piggott depict Kate Moss in the guise of David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust persona. Changes, 2011, is indicative of the creative duo’s luminous style, characterised by their technical precision and use of saturated colours, as well as their close relationship with their muse Kate Moss. Known for their attention to detail, Mert and Marcus used both analogue and digital manipulations to seamlessly blend Kate Moss’s and David Bowie’s facial features. Paying tribute to these two chameleonic pop icons from South London, this arresting image was realised for the cover of the music-themed Christmas 2011 issue of Vogue Paris. Mert and Marcus have exhibited internationally, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, London; the National Portrait Gallery, London; and the New York Public Library.

Ultimate Vogue



Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Image: 101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in.)
Frame: 122.8 x 97.4 cm (48 3/8 x 38 3/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 1/1 in pencil on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This work is number 1 from the edition of 1 and is unique in this size.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £18,750

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London Auction 19 May 2016