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Jimmy De Sana
SELECTED IMAGES (FROM SUBURBAN)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
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31
Jimmy De Sana
SELECTED IMAGES (FROM SUBURBAN)
Estimate
5,0007,000
LOT SOLD. 3,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

Contemporary Photographs

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New York

Jimmy De Sana
1950-1990
SELECTED IMAGES (FROM SUBURBAN)
a group of 3 Cibachrome prints, comprising PoolMarker Cones, and Cardboard, each with the photographer's trust stamp, signed and copyrighted '97' by Laurie Simmons, Executor, in ink, and with title, date, and edition '2/12' in ink on the reverse, framed, 1980-87, printed later (3)
Each approximately 13 by 19 1/2  in. (33 by 49.5 cm.) or the reverse
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Provenance

Pat Hearn Gallery, New York, 1997

Catalogue Note

A key figure of the East Village scene in the 1970s and 1980s alongside friends Laurie Simmons, James Casebere (see Lot 39) and Cindy Sherman, Jimmy De Sana is best known for his brightly colored, erotic photographs that are saturated with the gritty, boundary-pushing spirit of New York of that era.  His first book, Submission (1980), featured black and white images of BDSM scenes and an introduction by William S. Burroughs.  It is widely considered to be one of the most important photographic publications of the period.  The present images, from his Suburban series, feature nude models in staged suburban environments bathed in theatrical gel lighting.  De Sana’s sensational scenes demand a reexamination of commodity culture and ‘normative’ sexuality.

Contemporary Photographs

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New York