Sharon Core - Photographs New York Tuesday, October 1, 2013 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Bellwether Gallery, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Sharon Core’s restaging of Wayne Thiebaud’s compositions of candy, cakes, sandwichesand other delectable edibles blurs the line between photography and painting. In
    recreating the composition in the current lot, Core meticulously baked and cut multiple cakes, then painstakingly matched each slice in size, scale, proportion, angle and lighting to its painted counterpart. By appropriating a pre-existing image, Core added dimensionality and tangibility to Thiebaud’s luscious painterly creations,but only to quickly render them back in a two-dimensional form—a photograph, heightening the cakes’ unattainable existence and subsequent desirability among viewers.


Boston Creams

Chromogenic print, Diasec mounted.
16 x 18 in. (40.6 x 45.7 cm)
Signed, dated and numbered 3/25 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount.

$12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for $20,000

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Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Worldwide Head, Photographs
+1 212 940 1245


New York 30 September & 1 October 2013