Michael Dweck - Photographs London Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Michael Dweck: Mermaids, New York: Ditch Plains Press, 2008, pp. 102-103

  • Catalogue Essay

    Swimming away from the viewer is the modern mermaid of Aripeka, on Florida’s Gulf Coast, who has spent much of her life in and around water and is capable of holding her breath underwater for several minutes. This alluring photograph, which embodies effortless grace and meditative isolation, was taken by Michael Dweck from inside a sealed glass box deep beneath the nearby Weeki Wachee River at 2am.



Mermaid 18, Weeki Wachee, Florida

Gelatin silver print.
109.2 x 136.7 cm (42 7/8 x 53 7/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP3 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

This work is AP3 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 3 AP.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £27,500

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Lou Proud
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+ 44 207 318 4018


London 21 May 2015 4pm