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    Sale 7584

    Photographs

    15 May 2008, London, King Street

  • Lot 97

    SANTE d'ORAZIO (b.1956)

    Pam Anderson, Profile #1, Hollywood, 2000

    Price Realised  

    SANTE d'ORAZIO (b.1956)
    Pam Anderson, Profile #1, Hollywood, 2000
    chromogenic print
    signed in ink on typed copyright credit reproduction limitation label, typed title, date and number '6/6' label on backing board
    29¾ x 23 7/8in. (75.5 x 60.5cm.)


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    This print is number 6 from the sold-out edition of 6.

    Beauty has all but gone from what's called fine art today, to be replaced by the cryptic joke, the kitsch koan, the Gordian knot of commerce. As the artist functions as the propagator of commodified elite ironies, who will perform the ancient sacred work of the Gods and the Goddesses?.... As I look at Pam up there on the wall I see something I know. Something fierce. I sense the presence of a Goddess. (Glenn O'Brien from Pam: American Icon, p.24)

    This image is from a series of photographs made at the Charles Lautner House in the Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles in the autumn of 2000.

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    Provenance

    With Stellan Holm Gallery, New York;
    acquired by present owner.