In a brilliant tribute to photography and painting, Sotheby’s presents a curated selection of works by Erik Madigan Heck in a stunning selling exhibition. Approaching photography with the same eye as high art, Heck’s works capture the essence of painting through the lens of his camera. His work is elegant and unashamedly beautiful, exploring the intersections of fashion, painting, and classical portraiture. Working with natural light and combining in-camera effects with digital postproduction, he produces evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic.
Within this exhibition is a curated edit of photographs by Heck presented in a flowing, chromatic sequence that takes the use of light and colour to unprecedented heights. From the vibrant blues featured in “The Blue Hat” to the saturated colours of “The Absorbed Tradition”, these images are positioned to become classics of the future.
Heck has brought his powerful, vibrant world to a wide array of projects and brands ranging from BMW, Levi’s and Eres to Vanity Fair, W, The New York Times, The New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar 150th Anniversary issues among others. In 2013, he was one of the youngest photographers to receive the prestigious ICP Infinity Award and was awarded the ADC gold medal from the Art Directors Club and the AI-IP American Photography for his Old Masters Portfolio published by The New York Times Magazine in 2015. In 2017 Heck collaborated with Sotheby’s Diamonds showcasing their most beautiful creations in a series of stunning photographs, highlighting its D Flawless, High Jewellery and Ricci collections. Heck is currently the artist in residence for the MPS Graduate Programme at The School of Visual Arts.
In 2017 Heck published his first public monograph with Thames & Hudson and Abrams Books entitled Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future, available for purchase at Sotheby’s 12 – 19 May, £28.
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