• Christies auction house James Christie logo

    Sale 7434

    Photographs

    13 November 2007, London, King Street

  • Lot 114

    ROBERT POLIDORI (b.1951)

    TWA Terminal #2, John F. Kennedy Airport, New York City, 2000

    Price Realised  

    ROBERT POLIDORI (b.1951)
    TWA Terminal #2, John F. Kennedy Airport, New York City, 2000
    oversized chromogenic print
    signed in ink, typed title, date and number '8/10' on credit label on reverse of aluminium flush-mount
    40 x 52in. (101.6 x 132.2cm.)


    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

    On scouting locations in a new city, Polidori remarks: 'Whenever I arrive in a city, I find that the cab ride in from the airport is formative to my initial perception....of course I'm advised by interested parties, but sometimes you have to do just the opposite of what the experts say. Ultimately my choices are probably dictated by my subjective emotional response as to what is photogenic, because essentially I'm making a portrait. This is urban portraiture' (Metropolis, dust jacket).

    Special Notice

    No VAT will be charged on the hammer price, but VAT at 15% will be added to the buyer's premium which is invoiced on a VAT inclusive basis.


    Provenance

    From the studio of the artist;
    acquired by present owner.


    Literature

    Robert Polidori's Metropolis, Steidl, 2004, p.113, there titled 'Interior, passenger walkway, TWA Terminal, John F. Kennedy Airport, Queens New York'.