Richard Mosse - Photographs London Tuesday, November 23, 2021 | Phillips
  • Provenance

    Donated by the artist

  • Catalogue Essay

    This work is from the acclaimed series Infra, which Richard Mosse created during multiple trips to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. By shooting with Kodak Aerochrome, a discontinued infrared surveillance film that transforms greens into acid pinks and reds, Mosse offers a searing, psychedelic vision of the warscape, encouraging viewers to consider a war largely ignored by the media. The otherworldly colours draw attention to the striking beauty of the land as well as the bloodshed fuelled by the region's rich natural resources. Infra earned Mosse the prestigious Deutsche Börse Prize in 2014.

    Richard Mosse (b.1980) is an Irish conceptual documentary photographer and filmmaker. Merging photojournalism and fine art, his lush, cinematic images capture human destruction in natural environments. His work has been exhibited internationally, notably at Tate Modern in London and Foam in Amsterdam. In 2013, Mosse represented Ireland at the Venice Biennale, and in 2017, he was the recipient of the Prix Pictet award for his heat-map photographs of a Greek refugee camp, which he captured using a military-grade surveillance camera.



Nineteenth Century Man from Infra

Chromogenic print, mounted.
101.6 x 127 cm (40 x 50 in.)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 4/5 + 1 AP on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the mount.

£10,000 - 15,000 ‡♠

Sold for £10,080

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London Auction 23 November 2021