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    Sale 7722

    Photographs

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 2

    DOUGLAS GORDON (b.1966)

    Monster, 1996

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    DOUGLAS GORDON (b.1966)
    Monster, 1996
    chromogenic print
    printed label with credit, title, date and edition '2/11' on backing board
    34 x 50in. (86.4 x 113cm.) overall


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    Monster is a characteristically unsettling work by Gordon, a conceptual photographer who wilfully pushes to the limit the sensitivities of his audience and their expectation of what a photograph can be. Gordon -- Turner Prize winner in 1996 -- plays disconcertingly with notions of the fluid nature of identity and its potential transmutations. His pictures are permeated with dark, unquantifiable forces that draw on such sources as film noir and 'High Gothic' fiction.

    Number 2 from the sold-out edition of 11.

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    Literature

    Brown, Douglas Gordon, Tate, 2004, p.70, this print.


    Exhibited

    London, Hayward Gallery, What have I done, 1 November 2002 -- 5 January 2003.