1 July 2009,
Price realised GBP 10,625
GBP 6,000 - GBP 9,000
MICHAEL DWECK (b.1957)
Mermaid 1, Amagansett, NY, 2005
gelatin silver print
signed, titled, dated and numbered '7/15' in ink on reverse of flush-mount
33½ x 44in. (85 x 112cm.) overall
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Fascinated with the movement of water and the female form, here Dweck combines the two in this alluring study. As the cover image for his book Mermaids, this work captures light and shadow, distortion and reflection with transformative and mysterious effect.
Number 7 from the sold-out edition of 15.
VAT rate of 5% is payable on hammer price and at 15% on the buyer's premium
Dweck, Mermaids, Ditch Plains, 2008, wraparound cover.
New York, Staley-Wise Gallery, Mermaids, 19 June -- 6 September
Dina Zhang, Head of Sale for Asian Contemporary Art, explains how Hong Kong’s meeting of East and West has shaped her view of art
François de Ricqlès, President of Christie's France, explains how this exceptional work speaks to the Rockefellers’ mutually admiring relationship with France