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    Sale 7722


    1 July 2009, London, King Street

  • Lot 17

    MICHAEL DWECK (b.1957)

    Sonya, Poles, Montauk, NY, 2002

    Price Realised  


    MICHAEL DWECK (b.1957)
    Sonya, Poles, Montauk, NY, 2002
    gelatin silver print
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '15/15' in ink on backing board
    42 x 33in. (107 x 84cm.) overall

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    Featured artist Michael Dweck's photograph Sonya, Poles is the cover image of his book The End: Montauk, NY, his first major photographic project, in which he focuses on the traditional fishing community of Montauk, a Long Island village, and its surfing subculture. Of the series, Dweck states: 'It is an evocation of a real-world paradise lost: the paradise of summer, youth, and erotic possibility -- and of a community and camaraderie in a perfect setting.' (Artist statement, 2009) Dweck was born in Brooklyn, raised on Long Island and has been visiting Montauk regularly since adolescence. He attended New York's Pratt Institute and began a career in advertising before focusing on photography full time.

    Number 15 from the sold-out edition of 15.

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    Dweck, The End: Montauk, NY, Abrams, 2004, front cover.