Michel Journiac - PHOTOGRAPHS London Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Europe

  • Literature

    Exhibition catalogue, Musée d'Art Moderne et Contemporain de Strasbourg, Michael Journiac, Strasbourg, 2004, p. 131

  • Catalogue Essay

    Michael Journiac invented a radically new way of making art, melding the anatomical with the sociological. Heralded by some as one of the most important post-war artists, he dissected and projected the human condition by exploring themes such as femininity, death and the sacred. Once faced with AIDS, the subjects he concentrated on became more disturbing and related to his own suffering. After his death there was a renaissance of interest in his work, especially among younger artists. His work is presented both in private and important international institutional collections.


Piège pour un travesti - Rita Hayworth - Constat n°4

Unique tetraptych comprising of three black and white prints and a mirror with letter collage.
Each 120 x 74.9 cm (47 1/4 x 29 1/2 in).
Signature and date inscribed into the lower right mirror corner. Credited, titled, dated and numbered '1-4' sequentionally in an unidentified hand in ink on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of each flush-mount.

£35,000 - 45,000 


20 May 2010