Lot 427
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Louise Lawler

Estimate
80,000 - 120,000 USD
Sold
106,250 USD
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Description

  • Louise Lawler
  • "I Can See the Whole Room...and There's Nobody in It" (Arranged by Mr. & Mrs. Burton Tremaine, Sr., Connecticut)
  • signed, dated 1984/1991 and numbered 4/5 on the reverse
  • gelatin silver print

Provenance

BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, Geneva
Acquired from the above by the present owner

Exhibited

Geneva, BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, The Tremaine Pictures: 1984-2007, September - October 2007, p. 57, illustrated (another example exhibited)

Catalogue Note

"You asked if Lawler's work could be called a portrait of the Tremaines as collectors. I don't think so...Lawler's work relates to certain parts of the collection at a certain time in the Tremaines' lives, at a certain cultural moment. In my opinion, Lawler's photographs do not capture a deep truth about the Tremaines. Instead, they capture a deep truth about Lawler."

Kathleen L. Housley in "Excerpts from Some Historical Documents about Louise Lawler, Emily Burton Tremaine and The Tremaine Collection," in Exh. Cat., Geneva, BFAS Blondeau Fine Art Services, The Tremaine Pictures: 1984-2007, September - October 2007, pp. 77-78

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