Todd Hido - Photographs London Wednesday, May 18, 2016 | Phillips
  • Exhibited

    The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, 27 February 2016 – 30 May 2016; Detroit Institute of Arts, 17 June 2016 – 11 September 2016; Amarillo Museum of Art, 4 November 2016 – 1 January 2017; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, 11 February 2017 – 4 June 2017, for another print

  • Literature

    T. Hido, A Road Divided, Nazraeli, 2010, cover and n.p.
    D. Campany, The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, Aperture, 2014, p. 277

  • Catalogue Essay

    Setting out to ‘photograph what exists and prevails in modern America’, Todd Hido’s acclaimed series A Road Divided presents an American landscape devoid of people but not of human intervention, in the form of roads, houses and telephone poles, glimpsed through the car window. His evocative landscapes allow the viewers to feel what they see. Hido describes the present photograph, taken in eastern Washington, an area reminiscent of his childhood landscape in the farmlands of Ohio, as ‘one of those rare but actual magic moments that occur infrequently in the life of a photographer’. While shooting a tree previously struck by lightning, Hido caught the light as it shifted from dense fog to full sun. He selected this beautiful and sublime image for the cover of his 2010 monograph A Road Divided.

    Hido’s work has been exhibited widely and is held in many collections, including the Getty Museum, Los Angeles; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; and the Whitney Museum of Art, New York. Other prints of the present work reside in the collection of Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco and the Sir Elton John Collection, Atlanta/London.



Untitled, #6097 from A Road Divided

Archival pigment print, flush-mounted.
Image/Sheet: 149.9 x 187.3 cm (59 x 73 3/4 in.)
Frame: 179.3 x 216.2 cm (70 5/8 x 85 1/8 in.)

Signed, titled, dated and numbered AP1 in pencil on an artist label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

This work is AP1 from the sold-out edition of 1 + 1 AP. This image is sold out in all sizes and editions.

£20,000 - 30,000 

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London Auction 19 May 2016