Richard Misrach - Photographs New York Thursday, April 4, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Fraenkel Gallery, Richard Misrach: Chronologies, pl. 13
    Misrach, Desert Cantos, pl. 6
    Tucker, Crimes and Splendors: The Desert Cantos of Richard Misrach, p. 73

  • 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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Property from a Private West Coast Collection


The Santa Fe

Chromogenic print.
18 1/8 x 22 7/8 in. (46 x 58.1 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, numbered '#3,' annotated and copyright notation in ink in the margin. One from an edition of 50 plus artist's proofs.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $12,500

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New York Auction 4 April 2019