Nick Knight - Photographs London Friday, May 15, 2009 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Literature

    Visionaire Publishing, Visionaire No.20: Comme Des Garcons, 1997; Thames & Hudson, Archeology of Elegance: 1980-2000, Twenty Years of Fashion Photography, Groundbreaking Images from Visionary Photographers, 2002, p. 132

  • Catalogue Essay

    Whether he is shooting the cover of British Vogue, an advertising campaign for Swarovski or an album sleeve for Bjork, Knight pushes himself relentlessly, experimenting with complex technologies to ensure that each new image is even more beautifully composed than the last…what Knight wants to see are perfectly composed images. “Working behind the camera, I am waiting for the moment when the colours and shapes form themselves into a harmonious series of patterns,” he explains. “It’s about the purity of the note, like a musical composition. Everything is in discord until I hit the note, and the image feels correct.”
    Alice Rawsthorn, ‘Vision Quest’ in The New York Times, T Magazine, 15 April 2007
    This image will be the cover of Nick Knight’s upcoming monograph published by Harper Collins that will be released in October 2009.



Hand-coated pigment print, printed 2009.
101.6 x 76.2 cm. (40 x 30 in).
Signed, dated and numbered 1/3 in pencil on the reverse of the flush-mount. One from an edition of 3 plus 2 artist's proofs.

£10,000 - 15,000 ≠ †

Sold for £57,650


16 May 2009, 3pm