Nazif Topçuoglu - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 3, 2013 | Phillips
  • Catalogue Essay

    Renowned Turkish photographer Nazif Topçuoglu has received wide acclaim in recent years for his thoughtful and captivating images. The concept of time is a subtle, underlying current throughout his work, one that lends to the exploration of shifting social ideologies as well as formal qualities and techniques. The image offered here is characterized by a triangular narrative derived from historical examples, giving the print a painterly feel. Yet the Stigma surrounding the female pair positioned on the left references ongoing contemporary issues relating to the social challenges of acceptance and gender equality. Thus, the artist juxtaposes the past with the present, inviting the viewer to question issues that may at first glance seem archaic, but are in reality enduring challenges faced by contemporary society.



Chromogenic print, printed later.
44 7/8 x 59 in. (114 x 150 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 'AP1' on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work. One from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $18,750

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3 April 2013
New York