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    Sale 7624


    19 November 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 19

    RICHARD MISRACH (b.1949 American)

    Untitled #222-04, 2004

    Price Realised  


    RICHARD MISRACH (b.1949 American)
    Untitled #222-04, 2004
    oversized chromogenic print, printed 2006
    signed, titled, dated and numbered '5/5' in ink on label on backing board
    47½ x 97¼in. (121 x 247cm.)

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    This work is number 5 from the sold-out edition of 5 + 1 AP.

    Of this series, Misrach says: 'Some of the work has been carefully edited to foreground the vulnerability, ambiguity and unease of my subjects. I often catch swimmers who look like they're drowning or fleeing some menace or are burying themselves alive in the sand. Another component of the work is its unusual perspective -- literally -- on a number of dynamics: group behaviour and social space; individual play and the performative; sensual pleasure and our fragility within the natural world. Informing the entire project is a sense of voyeurism and surveillance-- the camera as the virtual panopticon of our time.' (Art Photography Now, Aperture, 2005, p.57)

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    Misrach, On The Beach, Aperture, 2007, p.39, pl.38 (fig.1).