The Representation of the Body:
Photographs from the Shalom Shpilman Collection
18 – 27 October 2016
Property from the collection of Shalom Shpilman sold to benefit the Shpilman Institute for Photography.
This selection of works presents notable examples of Abstract Photography by leading 20th and 21st century photographers, focusing on the study of the human form.
The sale includes striking works of experimental photography used during the early years of the 20th century, including photogram and photomontage, by European avant-garde artists such as Heinz Hajek-Halke, György Kepes, Edouard Leon Theodore Mesens, and Theodore Brauner.
The selection also features works by a number of contemporary artists, covering a wide range of experimental techniques exploring the nature of photographic processes and materials, including pieces by Boris Mikhailov, Sally Mann, Sophie Calle and Ralph Gibson.
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Heinz Hajek-Halke, The Popular Song, c. 1930
©Heinz Hajek-Halke / Collection Michael Ruetz / Agentur Focus