Richard Misrach - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    Focus on Photography, Sonoma State University, Rohnert Park, California, 3 September – 25 October 2015

  • Literature

    Misrach, Desert Cantos, cover, n.p.
    Fraenkel Gallery, Richard Misrach: Chronologies, n.p.

  • 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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Desert Fire #1 (Burning Palms)

Chromogenic print, printed 1984.
18 1/4 x 23 in. (46.4 x 58.4 cm)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated '#10' and copyright notation in ink in the margin.

$3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for $6,930

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New York Auction 6 April 2022