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  • Provenance

    Brito Cimino Galeria, São Paulo

  • Catalogue Essay

    At the core of Rochelle Costi’s photographic practice is a desire to find the beauty in everyday banalities. Early in her career, Costi developed a keen interest in theater and music, areas that have since influenced her staged, dramatic, and emotionally charged compositions. Though she is often remembered for urban scenes depicting empty storefronts in São Paulo’s Pinheiro neighborhood from the series Escolha (2005), in the present lot, Costi has turned her attention to a domestic interior. The angle of the photograph places the viewer’s vantage point above the rooms and thereby permits the viewer to see both rooms simultaneously, although Costi has partially concealed the spectator’s view of the kitchen. This limited vantage point creates a compelling composition in which Costi explores the tensions between seen and unseen, known and unknown.

A Singular Vision: Works from an Important Private Collection


Série A Casa

Cibachrome print mounted on wood
61 3/4 x 49 in. (156.8 x 124.5 cm)
Signed, titled, dated and number "De Series 'A Casa' Rochelle Costi 2/3 1998" on the reverse. This is number 2 from an edition of 3.

$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $5,000

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Latin America

New York Auction 18 November 2015 6pm