• The American Landscape: Color  auction at Christies

    Sale 2205

    The American Landscape: Color Photographs from the Collection of Bruce and Nancy Berman

    7 October 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 152


    5 Points Long Island City, 2004

    Price Realised  


    5 Points Long Island City, 2004
    pigment ink print, flush-mounted on board
    one from an edition of 6
    40 x 96in. (101.6 x 243.8cm.)

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    To produce panoramas for his Habitat 7 project, Jeff Liao combined color film negatives into digital prints. The present lot is part of this series which traces the 7 train subway line from Queens to Manhattan. Pictured here is 5 Points, an open air graffiti mecca on a city sized block of warehouse space. Painting there is legal and to gain access one signs up. Artwork lasts for roughly a week before it is painted over. The location is fittingly located across the street from P.S.1, the alternative art space run by The Museum of Modern Art.
    Liao will participate in a three person show next year at The Getty called: Urban Panoramas: Opie, Liao, Kim, February 2- June 6, 2010.


    Julie Saul Gallery, New York