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Michael Dweck
THE DUKE’S MERMAID (FROM SCULPTURAL FORMS)
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT
25
Michael Dweck
THE DUKE’S MERMAID (FROM SCULPTURAL FORMS)
Estimate
40,00060,000
LOT SOLD. 43,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Photographs

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New York

Michael Dweck
B. 1957
THE DUKE’S MERMAID (FROM SCULPTURAL FORMS)
archival pigment print on silk, mounted to polyester foam, the whole coated with fiberglass and resin, signed, titled, dated, and editioned '10/10' in ink on the reverse and with custom aluminum hanging bracket, 2015, fabricated in 2018
78 by 21 by 2 1/2  in. (198.1 by 53.3 by 6.4 cm.)
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Literature

cf. Michael Dweck, Mermaids (New York, 2008), unpaginated

Catalogue Note

In 2015, Michael Dweck began experimenting with the creation of handcrafted surfboard-shaped objects featuring his photographs of graceful silhouetted swimming figures. The fabrication of these photographic sculptures is extremely labor intensive. First, his image is printed in archival pigments on silk and wrapped around a sculpted polyester foam shape. The object is then coated with fiberglass and 7 layers of high-gloss resin. Dweck’s photographs from this series are named after surfing legends; the title of the present work, ‘The Duke’s Mermaid,’ refers to native Hawaiian surfer and Olympic swimmer Duke Kahanamoku, who is widely credited with popularizing surfing.

Contemporary Photographs

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New York