Rineke Dijkstra - Contemporary Art Evening Sale London Friday, October 12, 2007 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Acquired directly from the artist

  • Exhibited

    Amsterdam, Stedelijk Museum Bureau, Gold Dust, 1995 (another example exhibited)

  • Literature

    R. Dijkstra, J. Molenhuis, Gold Dust, Amsterdam, 1995, n.p (another example illustrated); Institue of Contemporary Art, Boston, Rineke Dijkstra: Portraits, Ostfildern - Ruit, 2001, p. 16 (another example illustrated)

  • Catalogue Essay

    Everybody has that thing where they need to look one way but they come out looking another way and that's what people observe...our whole guise is like giving a sign to the world to think of us in a certain way but there's a point between what you want people to know about you and what you can't help people knowing about you. (Diane Arbus)

    This gap between how we see ourselves and how we look to the world is exaggerated in Arbus's photographs of transvestites, whose feminitiy always fails. Other contemporary photographers pick this up; in her most recent work, Cindy Sherman portrays various middle aged women working hard to be attractive, with flamboyant makeup, hair and dress, to little or no avail. But no one renders the gap between intention and effect more subtly and poignantly that Dijkstra, who echoes Arbus….

    People think that they present themselves in one way, but they cannot help but show something else as well. It's impossible to have everything under control. (Rineke Dijkstra)
    J. Morgan, Portraits Rineke Dijkstra, Boston, 2001, p. 10


The Nugent R.C. Highschool, Liverpool, England, November 11

49 3/8 x 41 in. (125.4 x 104.1 cm).
This work is from an edition of six.

£10,000 - 15,000 

Contemporary Art Evening Sale

Evening Sale
13 October 2007, 4pm