Sølve Sundsbø - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    Martell Artists of the Year 2009, Today Art Museum, Beijing, 29 June - 8 July 2009; Shanghai Art Museum, Shanghai, July 2009; Guangdong Museum of Art, Guangzhou, China, 3 - 23 August 2009, for a black-and-white variant

  • Literature

    Vogue Russia, September 2009, p. 319, for a black-and-white variant

  • Catalogue Essay

    To create this extreme close-up, Sølve Sundsbø, who is known for his otherworldly concepts and stylistic versatility, photographed Kate Moss in his East London studio, integrating long exposure and deliberate movement. While the black and white variant of this image was published in Vogue Russia in September 2009, this stunning colour version is previously unpublished. Voted best newcomer in 1999 at the International Festival of Fashion and Photography in Hyères, Sundsbø successfully works across a range of platforms from photography and fashion to music and film, winning an Emmy® award in 2011 for ‘Fourteen Actors Acting’, a video project for the New York Times.

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Chromogenic print, flush-mounted.
Image: 124.4 x 96.8 cm (48 7/8 x 38 1/8 in.)
Frame: 150.5 x 125.1 cm (59 1/4 x 49 1/4 in.)

Signed, dated and numbered 1/1 in ink on the reverse of the flush-mount. Accompanied by a signed Certificate of Authenticity.

This work is number 1 from the edition of 1 and is unique in this size.

£8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for £20,000

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London Auction 19 May 2016