• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7722

    Photographs

    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 20

    MICHAEL DWECK (b.1957)

    Mermaid 1, Amagansett, NY, 2005

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MICHAEL DWECK (b.1957)
    Mermaid 1, Amagansett, NY, 2005
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '7/15' in ink on reverse of flush-mount
    33½ x 44in. (85 x 112cm.) overall


    Contact Client Service
    • info@christies.com

    • New York +1 212 636 2000

    • London +44 (0)20 7839 9060

    • Hong Kong +852 2760 1766

    • Shanghai +86 21 6355 1766

    Contact the department

    Fascinated with the movement of water and the female form, here Dweck combines the two in this alluring study. As the cover image for his book Mermaids, this work captures light and shadow, distortion and reflection with transformative and mysterious effect.

    Number 7 from the sold-out edition of 15.

    Special Notice

    VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium


    Literature

    Dweck, Mermaids, Ditch Plains, 2008, wraparound cover.


    Exhibited

    New York, Staley-Wise Gallery, Mermaids, 19 June -- 6 September
    2008.