Lot 141
  • 141

Walead Beshty

Estimate
25,000 - 35,000 GBP
Sold
60,000 GBP
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Description

  • Walead Beshty
  • RA4 Contact Print [Black Curl (YMC/Six Magnet: Los Angeles, California, August 14th 2013, Fuji Color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 199 -023, 20813)
  • stamped with the artist's initials and titled in part on the top of the frame
  • colour photographic paper, in artist's frame

Provenance

Regen Projects, Los Angeles

Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2014

Exhibited

Los Angeles, Regen Projects, Walead Beshty: Selected Bodies of Work, February - April 2014

Catalogue Note

"Beshty’s monumental photograms are made in a chemical darkroom entirely without the use of a camera. The artist rolls portions of a single piece of colour photographic paper and exposes it multiple times to colours of light (cyan, magenta, and yellow). Since the exposure process must occur in total darkness, he works blind within a set of chance operations to create brilliantly colored and patterned pictures. Building on the long tradition of darkroom experimentation in photography, Beshty reflects on the nature of the medium at a time when chemical photography is facing obsolescence" (Press Release, New York, The Museum of Modern Art, New Photography 2009, 30 September 2009, online). 
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