Pablo Ortiz Monasterio - Photographs London Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    América Latina, 1960-2013, Fondation Cartier, Paris, 19 November 2013 – 6 April 2014; Museo Amparo, Puebla, 24 May 2014 – 29 September 2014, another
    Urbes Mutantes, Latin American Photography 1941-2012, Museo de Arte del Banco de la República, Bogotá, 28 February - 27 May 2013; ICP, New York, 16 May – 7 September 2014, another
    Latin Fire: Otras fotografías de un continente, CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía, Madrid, 3 June – 13 September 2015, another

  • Literature

    P. O. Monasterio, The Last City, Sante Fe: Twin Palms, 1995, n.p.
    A. Alonso, América Latina, 1960-2013, Photographies, Paris: Fondation Cartier, 2013, pp. 180-181
    A. Fabry, Urbes Mutantes 1941-2012: Latin American Photography, Paris: RM/Toluca Éditions, 2013, pp. 376-377
    M. Wills & A. Fabry, Latin Fire: Otras fotografías de un continente, Madrid: La Fabrica, 2015, p. 123

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Mexico is a post-apocalyptic city. It has resisted the final harbinger, including the devastating earthquakes of 1985, overpopulation, contamination worse than any human thought humans could withstand, and deepening, ever-growing misery. The country tried to enter fully into the twenty-first century without having resolved its sixteenth century problems.’

    Jose Emilio Pacheco, The Last City, Twin Palms 1995

    After studying economics at the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Pablo Ortiz Monasterio took up photography at Ealing Technical College in London in the 1970s. Working in the photojournalism tradition, he has produced photo essays on specific subjects – indigenous tribes, campesinos, and fishing communities – as well as experimental digital and audiovisual projects. He is the co-founder of the Consejo Mexicano de la Fotografía and the Centro de la Imagen and has been featured in solo exhibitions at MoMA, Palacio de Bella Artes, Mexico City and the Centro Português de Fotografia, Porto.



Volando Bajo, Mexico

Gelatin silver print, printed 2018, flush-mounted.
Image: 105 x 147 cm (41 3/8 x 57 7/8 in.)
Frame: 113 x 155 cm (44 1/2 x 61 in.)

Signed, numbered 6/6 in ink, printed title and date on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame. From the sold-out edition of 6 + 3 APs.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for £13,750

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London Auction 1 November 2018