Richard Misrach - Land, Sea, Sky: Online Auction London Wednesday, June 17, 2020 | Phillips
  • Description

    Please note this lot is the property of a private individual

  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist by the present owner

  • Catalogue Essay

    Richard and I have been friends for a long time. He is an early champion of environmental change and bravely pointed the spotlight on environmental misdemeanors decades before it became de rigueur.
    Michael Hue-Williams

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Car, Salton Sea

signed, titled, numbered and dated '4/25 CAR, SALTON SEA Richard Misrach 1985/1998' lower edge
image 46.8 x 58.3 cm (18 3/8 x 22 7/8 in.)
window 49 x 60 cm (19 1/4 x 23 5/8 in.)

Executed in 1985 and printed in 1998, this work is number 4 from an edition of 25.

£1,000 - 1,500 

Sold for £938

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Land, Sea, Sky: Online Auction

Online Auction 17 - 24 June 2020