1 July 2009
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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Dweck, Mermaids, Ditch Plains, 2008, wraparound cover.
New York, Staley-Wise Gallery, Mermaids, 19 June -- 6 September
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.
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A guide to the photographer who sold his first images to MoMA at the age of 14, illustrated with works from a dedicated online sale, 22-30 May
An introduction to the New York photographer whose controversial images fuelled a national debate on the boundaries of art
Records achieved for 15 artists across a competitive auction week
Books and Manuscripts specialist Heather Pisani delves into intimate letters written by the sister of Orville and Wilbur Wright, offered in New York on 14 June