Tim Walker - Photographs New York Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Literature

    Muir, Tim Walker: Story Teller, cover

  • Catalogue Essay

    Tim Walker reimagines a classic nursery rhyme here, presenting us with a glamorous predatory creature within a meticulously staged fantastical land. This spellbinding photograph, which graced the cover of 2012 publication Tim Walker: Story Teller, of Karlie Kloss emerging in black Gaultier couture behind an enormous, broken Humpty Dumpty epitomises Walker’s playful aesthetic. Having worked as a full-time assistant to Richard Avedon, Walker shot his first fashion story for Vogue at the age of 25. He received an Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in 2009 and an Honorary Fellowship from the Royal Photographic Society in 2012. London’s Victoria and Albert Museum recently held a major retrospective (2019-2020), Tim Walker: Wonderful Things, which is touring institutions around the world until 2022.


Karlie Kloss and broken Humpty Dumpty, Rye, East Sussex

Archival pigment print on Moab slickrock metallic.
33 1/2 x 43 1/2 in. (85.1 x 110.5 cm)
Overall 43 1/4 x 52 1/4 in. (109.9 x 132.7 cm)

Signed and numbered 4/10 in ink on an artist's label affixed to the frame backing.

$15,000 - 20,000 

Sold for $13,860

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Sarah Krueger
Head of Department, Photographs

Vanessa Hallett
Worldwide Head of Photographs and Chairwoman, Americas


New York Auction 6 April 2022