Philip-Lorca diCorcia - Contemporary Art London Thursday, June 21, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

  • Exhibited

    London, Gagosian Gallery, Philip-Lorca di Corcia, February 9 – March 19, 2005 (another example exhibited); New York, Pace/MacGill Gallery, Philip-Lorca di Corcia Lucky Thirteen, September 8 – October 8, 2005 (another example exhibited)

  • Catalogue Essay

    “Just as the romance of commercial photography involves the complicity of its audience, the persuasiveness of documentary realism depends upon the viewer’s assumption that the subject is shown as it existed before the photographer came along. If the photographer is perceived to have broken this implied contract by tampering with the subject, the viewer rejects the picture as false. By tampering it just the right way, however, diCorcia found that he could invest his pictures with the enchantment of fantasy without relinquishing the power of fact. If he tipped the delicate balance the picture could easily become absurd or banal, but if he maintained it his pictures could possess both the allure of commercial gloss and the force of the real.” (P. Galassi, “Photography Is a Foreign Language”, Philip-Lorca diCorcia, New York, 1995, p. 12).



Fuji crystal archive print mounted to Dibond.
69 1/4 x 49 in. (176 x 124.7 cm).
Signed “Philip-Lorca diCorcia” on a label adhered to the reverse.
This work is from an edition of eight.

£20,000 - 30,000 

Contemporary Art

22 June 2007, 4pm & 5pm