Vladimir Sersa - Photographs London Wednesday, November 2, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Toluca Fine Art, Paris

  • Exhibited

    América Latina 1960-2013, Fondation Cartier pour l’art contemporain, Paris, 19 November 2013 - 6 April 2014; Museo Amparo, Puebla, Mexico, 24 May - 29 September 2014, for another print

  • Literature

    R. Montoya, Letreros que se ven: El Grupo fotografias de Ricardo Armas, Alexis Pérez Luna, Vladimir Sersa, Jorge Vall, Fermin Valladares, Editorial Ateneo de Caracas, 1979, n.p.
    L. Camnitzer, O. Compagnon, A. M. Carrillo, América Latina, 1960-2013: Photographies, Fondation Cartier pour l'Art Contemporain, 2013, pp. 172-173

  • Catalogue Essay

    Vladimir Sersa moved to Venezuela from his native Italy at the age of nine. In the 1970s, he collaborated with the documentary photography collective El Grupo whose motto ‘we do not make pretty photo’s inspired work that combined criticism and humour. Sersa’s series Letreros que se ven [Billboards on Display] was devoted to graffiti, billboards and posters he found in working class Caracas. His book Letreros que se ven was published by Editorial Ateneo de Caracas in 1979.

Property from a Private Collection, France


Untitled from Letreros que se ven

circa 1979
Gelatin silver print.
20.1 x 25.9 cm (7 7/8 x 10 1/4 in.)
Signed, titled, dated and annotated in Spanish in pencil on the verso.

£2,500 - 3,500 

Sold for £3,750

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London Auction 3 November 2016