Yuval Yairi - Photographs New York Tuesday, April 3, 2012 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Private Collection, Tel Aviv

  • Literature

    Alon Segev Gallery, Yuval Yairi: Palaces of Memory, p. 16

  • Catalogue Essay

    In his series Palaces of Memory, Yuval Yairi challenged the “Decisive Moment” principle championed by Henri Cartier-Bresson. In his works, such as MemoVan #4, Yairi assembles digital collages from hundreds of different angles to create an alternate vision of reality. For Yairi, capturing a single decisive moment would mean the possibility of overseeing the moment that preceded or the one that followed. Hence, his images are a poetic ode to the passing of time. Moreover, the seams delineating the different images are not emitted out of the final image. Like the construction of memory from disparate flashbacks, the different images collaborate to present a unified panoramic view.

    Yairi’s work has been exhibited at The Israel Museum, Jerusalem (2004); San Diego Natural History Museum, California (2007); Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, China (2008), and the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, Israel (2011).


MemoVan #4 from Palaces of Memory

Digital color coupler print, Diasec mounted.
27 5/8 x 39 in. (70.2 x 99.1 cm)
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number AP 1/2 on an artist's card affixed to the reverse of the mount. One from an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs.

$8,000 - 12,000 

Sold for $12,500

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4 April 2012
New York