Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs - ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales London Thursday, May 17, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Feldbusch Wiesner Rudolph Galerie, Berlin

  • Catalogue Essay

    ‘We wanted to build a camera that is constructed from words about photography, not photographic equipment. The idea is to be able to photograph through a collected body of knowledge.’

    Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs

    To construct Book Cam 2, part of a series of camera-sculptures fashioned from unlikely objects, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs hollowed out a carefully chosen selection of significant writings on photography, from François Laruelle’s recent The Concept of Non-Photography, to Peter C. Bunnell’s Inside the Photograph, and Ian Jeffrey’s seminal Photography: A Concise History. Imitating the form of a 19th century wooden view camera, with the books arranged in descending size order, the creative duo questions the concept of the camera.


Book Cam 2

Unique work, comprising books, camera lens, film compartment and wood. With original wood stand.
Camera: 26.5 x 41.1 x 19 cm (10 3/8 x 16 1/8 x 7 1/2 in.)
Stand: 130 x 42 x 26 cm (51 1/8 x 16 1/2 x 10 1/4 in.)

Printed title and date on a Certificate of Authenticity accompanying the work.

£7,000 - 9,000 

Sold for £8,750

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ULTIMATE Evening & Photographs Day Sales

London Auction 18 May 2018