Michael Dweck - Photographs London Thursday, May 20, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Phillips, London, 18 November 2014, lot 208

  • Literature

    M. Dweck, ‘Girls of Montauk’, Playboy, July 2007, p. 64
    The End: Montauk, N.Y., New York: Ditch Plains, 2015, pp. 122-123

  • Catalogue Essay

    Montauk, the far eastern tip of Long Island, plays a formative role in Dweck’s work. Inspired by its surfing subculture, Dweck first discovered the community in the 1970s then began photographing scenes around Montauk in 2002. Of his Montauk images, Dweck states, 'It is an evocation of a real-world paradise lost: the paradise of summer, youth, and erotic possibility – and of a community and camaraderie in a perfect setting.'


Surf's Up 1, Montauk, NY

Gelatin silver print, mounted.
Image: 67.8 x 91.3 cm (26 3/4 x 35 7/8 in.)
Frame: 80 x 103 cm (31 1/2 x 40 1/2 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered 5/5 in ink on the reverse of the mount. One from a sold-out edition of 5 + 2 APs.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for £25,200

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London Auction 20 May 2021