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    Sale 7722


    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 7

    DAVID PARKER (b.1949)

    Siren XIV, 2003

    Price Realised  


    DAVID PARKER (b.1949)
    Siren XIV, 2003
    oversized toned gelatin silver print
    signed in ink on printed label with credit, title, date and edition '1/10' on backing board
    45 x 72in. (114.3 x 182.8cm.) overall

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    Using a customised panoramic camera and long exposure times, Parker explores the mythological wonder and abstract beauty of solitary geological forms. The silent landmasses rising out of the sea -- the locations of which are kept secret by the artist -- lure in the viewer much like the mythological Sirens encountered by Odysseus in The Odyssey. Parker's works are held in many collections, including the Citibank Private Bank Collection. This work will be included in the forthcoming Steidl publication Sirens.

    Number one from the sold-out edition of 10.

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