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  • Provenance

    Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York, 1993

  • Catalogue Essay

    'Philip-Lorca diCorcia involves us in the issues of story and plot by constructing tableaus that withhold information that we expect to be given.' — John Szarkowski

    The photograph offered here is from the early phase of Philip-Lorca diCorcia’s career when his principal subjects were family and friends in his immediate circle. Intimate and casual in feel, these photographs were meticulously stage-managed and his subjects posed and lit with great attention to detail. Conceptually and technically sophisticated, each image situates its subject within a narrative that is evocative but deliberately left unresolved. Works from this series appear at auction infrequently.

236

Madras

1988
Chromogenic print.
15 1/2 x 23 in. (39.4 x 58.4 cm)
Signed, dated and annotated 'Artist's Proof' in ink on the verso. One from an edition of 20 plus artist's proofs.

Estimate
$10,000 - 15,000 

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Photographs

New York Auction 7 October 2021