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    Sale 7722

    Photographs

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 9

    JOHN DAVIES (b.1949)

    Agecroft Power Station, Salford, 1983

    Price Realised  

    JOHN DAVIES (b.1949)
    Agecroft Power Station, Salford, 1983
    gelatin silver print, printed 2009
    signed, titled, dated and numbered 'AP2' in pencil in margin
    26 x 33in. (66 x 84cm.) overall


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    Davies, a serious, stubborn and steady figure in the story of British photography, is committed to a traditional technique and to the long-term exploration of a core theme -- that of the landscape and the often uneasy relationship of the natural with the man-made. His vistas are thoughtfully composed, often from a high vantage point, and filled with detail. His study of Agecroft Power Station is arguably his best known image, already identified as emblematic in the major 1989 Royal Academy exhibition The Art of Photography.

    AP2 aside from the sold-out edition of 25.

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    Literature

    Davies, A Green & Pleasant Land, Cornerhouse, 1987, p.38; Williams & Bright, How We Are: Photographing Britain from the 1840s to the Present, Tate, 2007, p.158, no.115 (fig.1); Davies, The British Landscape, Chris Boot, 2006, front cover & pl.35 (fig.2).