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    Sale 7624


    19 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 88

    MACHIEL BOTMAN (b.1955 Dutch)

    Homecoming, West Australia, 1994

    Price Realised  


    MACHIEL BOTMAN (b.1955 Dutch)
    Homecoming, West Australia, 1994
    gelatin silver print
    signed, dated and numbered '7/10' in pencil on verso
    22 x 16½in. (56 x 42cm.)

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    This work is number 7 from the sold-out edition of 10.

    A largely self-taught photographer, Botman documents the people and places of his own life. The nuanced subtlety of Homecoming is a gestural reflection of family connectedness and the intangible wonder of childhood.

    Botman, an active photographer, curator and teacher, has shown his work internationally and his photographs are held in private, corporate and institutional collections, including Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris; FNAC, France; and the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography. His work is widely published and was highlighted in the anthology Dutch Eyes. He lives and works in Amsterdam.

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    Pre-Lot Text



    'Max Pam & Machiel Botman: Correspondances 1990-1996', Mois de la Photo à Paris, Paris Audiovisuel, 1996, p.163; La Fotografia tra Storia e Poesia: Fotografie della Collezione Fnac, Mazzotta, 2002, p.237; Botman, Rainchild, Schaden.com, 2004, n.p. (fig.1); Bool, et al., Dutch Eyes: A Critical History of Photography in the Netherlands, Hatje Cantz, 2007, p.50, pl.29, titled 'Jack and Eko, Australia' (fig.C).