Mikael Jansson - SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction London Friday, July 7, 2023 | Phillips

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  • “I like to capture the moment.”
    —Mikael Jansson

    Swedish photographer Mikael Jansson (b. 1958) captures actresses Léa Seydoux and Adèle Exarchopoulos for the November 2013 issue of Interview Magazine (Lots 34-36). These spellbinding works express a rare freedom of expression and intimacy between two women. The pair played leading parts in Abdellatif Kechiche’s award-winning film Blue Is the Warmest Colour, a pioneering LGBTQ+ film that left its mark on a generation. Imbuing a sense of authenticity into each work, Jansson thematically mirrors the narrative of the film whilst using the actresses’ real names in the titles, grounding the images in the ‘off-screen’ world.

    • Provenance

      Directly from the artist

    • Literature

      'Léa & Adèle', Interview, November 2013



Lot offered with No Reserve

Léa & Adèle #3, Villecresnes

Gelatin silver print, mounted.
Image: 93 x 140 cm (36 5/8 x 55 1/8 in.)
Frame: 117 x 165 cm (46 1/8 x 64 7/8 in.)

Signed, dated, numbered 1/3 in ink, copyright credit reproduction limitation, title, date and edition stamps on the reverse of the mount.

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£5,000 - 7,000 •♠

Sold for £5,715

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SPOTLIGHT: Photographs from A Private London Collection Online Auction

7 - 14 July 2023