Richard Misrach - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 3, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    Bomber #2, Phoenix, Arizona, is one of Richard Misrach's earliest night views, and he made very few prints of it. With its nighttime setting and skillful use of toning, this image looks forward to the night views Misrach would take in the desert and at Stonehenge (as in lot 116) in the coming years.

  • Artist Biography

    Richard Misrach

    American • 1949

    Known for his ethereal depictions of the American Southwest and stunning use of color, Richard Misrach photographs dramatic land and seascapes, and, more recently, produces breathtakingly complex abstractions. Misrach's work engages with traditional ideas of the sublime landscape, as their immense beauty engulfs both the subjects in his photographs as well as the viewer.

    On the Beach, one of Misrach's most famous series, features spectacular aerial images of the sea and beach that convey both the vulnerability and preciousness of life. One of the most pervasive themes present in his work is the relationship between humans and their environment, depicting our impact on the world through feats of engineering as in his Golden Gate Bridge series, and with his Desert Cantos with nuclear testing in the American desert. 

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Bomber #2, Phoenix, Arizona

Toned gelatin silver print.
14 5/8 x 14 1/8 in. (37.1 x 35.9 cm)
Signed and dated in pencil in the margin; signed, titled and copyright notation in pencil on the verso.

$6,000 - 8,000 

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New York Auction 4 April 2019