Lot 53
  • 53

Nick Brandt

Estimate
20,000 - 30,000 GBP
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Description

  • Nick Brandt
  • 'Lioness Against Rock, Serengeti', 2007
  • Platinum print
  • Image 70.8 x 70.8 cm (28 x 28 in.);
    sheet 81.3 x 76.2 cm (32 x 30 in.)
Platinum print. Signed, dated and numbered 2/15 in pencil in the lower margin, and with a certificate of authenticity with information about the work in facsimile affixed to the back of the frame. Mounted and framed.

Provenance

A. Galerie, Paris

Literature

Nick Brandt, On this Earth, A Shadow Falls, New York, Big Life Editions, 2010, ill. p. 134.

Catalogue Note

Akin to human portraiture, Nick Brandt’s wildlife photography bears little relation to conventional colour documentary styles. His work is testament to his desire to capture the personality of his subjects; to achieve this he prefers to be as close as possible to the animals. “You wouldn’t take a portrait of a human being from a hundred feet away and attempt to capture their spirit; you’d move in close.” In doing so, Brandt’s works have a unique, intimate quality to them. 
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