Sam Taylor-Johnson - Photographs New York Saturday, April 9, 2011 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    White Cube, London

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sam Taylor-Wood’s photographs are renowned for merging the natural with the artificial, fiction with nonfiction, and illusion with reality. They challenge the notion that photographic processes are chronological sequences of events. At first glance, the panoramic images seem to depict a cohesive narrative, but upon closer inspection the viewer becomes confronted by a trajectory of haphazardly arranged moments that deny the viewer a linear narrative. The title of the present lot, Soliloquy, refers to a famous Shakespearian literary device in which a character’s inner dialogue is shared with the audience. In this regard, the print is expectedly uncensored and raw, depicting a fragmented sequence with multiple points of reference.


Soliloquy VIII

Two color coupler prints.
(i) 71 1/4 x 98 1/2 in. (181 x 250.2 cm). (ii) 13 5/8 x 98 1/2 in. (34.6 x 250.2 cm).

Signed and dated in ink on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work. Number 2 from an edition of 6.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $48,750


9 April 2011
New York