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    Sale 11960

    First Open | London

    14 April 2016, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 179

    Ryan McGinley (B. 1977)

    Untitled (Morrisey 7)

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    Ryan McGinley (B. 1977)
    Untitled (Morrisey 7)
    signed 'Ryan McGinley' (on a label affixed to the reverse)
    C-print laid on card
    48 x 67 ¼in. (122 x 170.7cm.)
    Executed in 2005, this work is number two from an edition of three

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    Ryan McGinley’s Untiteld (Morrissey 7) belongs to a series of works created between 2004 and 2006, for which the artist travelled to dozens of Morrissey concerts in the US, the UK, and Mexico. The resultant photos, bathed in densely saturated colour and light, feature hoards of fans submerged in a state of enamoured devotion. Based in New York, McGinley is fascinated by youth culture, and his candid photographs capture the Zeitgeist of a particular generation of adolescents. Another work from the series is held in the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.

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    Team Gallery, New York.
    Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2007.


    New York, Team Gallery, Irregular Regulars: Ryan McGinley, 2007.
    London, Saatchi Gallery, Out of Focus: Photography, 2012 (illustrated in colour, unpaged).
    Amersfoort, Kunsthal KadE, Ryan McGinley Photographs 1999-2015, 2015.