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    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 66

    MICHAL CHELBIN (b.1974)

    Alicia, Ukraine, 2005

    Price Realised  

    Estimate

    MICHAL CHELBIN (b.1974)
    Alicia, Ukraine, 2005
    oversized chromogenic print
    30 x 40in. (76.2 x 101.6cm.)


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    Israeli-born Chelbin uses portraiture as a window onto the world of her subjects. In her artist statement she explains: 'The main themes in my work are not social or topical, but private and mythical; I search for people who have a legendary quality in them; a mix between odd and ordinary. My images are vehicles to address universal themes: family issues, ideas of normality, puberty with its all incumbent pains and distractions, the desire for fame'. (www.michalchelbin.com).

    Chelbin's forthcoming Aperture monograph will be published in spring 2008.

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