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    Sale 7802

    International Modern and Contemporary Art

    29 April 2009, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel

  • Lot 99

    Nazif Topcuoglu (Turkish, b. 1953)

    Throwing the Book

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    Nazif Topcuoglu (Turkish, b. 1953)
    Throwing the Book
    signed, dated, and titled (on a label on the reverse)
    digital c-print on Kodak paper mounted on foam board
    44¼ x 35 3/8in. (120 x 90cm.)
    Executed in 2003; printed in 2008; this work is number four from an edition of five

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    In Nazif Topcuoglu's intriguing works you see a combination of dramatic lighting and structured composition which gives them a Caravagesque sense of theatre, juxtaposed with his signature choice of 'actors', always girls and young women, often caught inunusual situations. The effect is voyeuristic and more than slightly unsettling, and ambiguous in message, reinforcing or undermining gender stereotypes.

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