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  • Provenance

    Toluca Fine Art, Paris

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sergio Trujillo began working with photography in the 1960s. His series Muros Colombianos (1972-79) illustrates the beauty found in debris, capturing Colombian society through photographs of torn posters on walls in public places. Trujillo has made several films and has taught photography, design and visual expression at the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano. Since 1983, he has managed Sergio Trujillo Dávila y Cía, designing audiovisual programs in video and multi-image systems.

  • Artist Biography

    Sergio Trujillo

    Colombian • 1947

    Born in Colombia, Sergio Trujillo initially studied architecture and later graduated as a graphic designer from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano. He began working with photography in the 1960s, and in 1981, he received a Kodak Colombiana scholarship to complete a multi-image production course in Mexico City. His series Muros Colombianos (1972-79) illustrates beauty found in debris, capturing Colombian society through photographs of torn posters on walls in public places. Trujillo’s work has been exhibited in institutions worldwide, including Museo de Arte Moderno de Bogotá; Museo Amparo, Puebla; and Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris.

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PROPERTY FROM A PRIVATE COLLECTION, FRANCE

8

Muros Colombianos

1972-1979
Gelatin silver print.
16.5 x 24.3 cm (6 1/2 x 9 5/8 in.)
Signed, titled, dated, annotated in Spanish and copyright stamp on the verso.

Estimate
£3,000 - 5,000 

Sold for £3,750

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Photographs

London Auction 2 November 2017