JEFF BURTON | UNTITLED #217 (PULL CORD)
2,000 - 3,000 USD
UNTITLED #217 (PULL CORD)
Cibachrome print, front-mounted to acrylic and flush-mounted to aluminum
26½ x 40 in.; 67.3 x 101.6 cm
2005, this work is number 2 from an edition of 5.
This work is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist.
This Cibachrome print is in generally excellent condition. The colors remain rich and saturated, with no apparent fading. As is typical of works that are front-mounted to acrylic, the following are visible on the acrylic surface when examining the work closely under raking light: a few fingerprints; superficial hairline scratches; and some dust.
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Galleria Franco Noero, Turin
Private collection, acquired from the above in 2006
Thence by descent
After completing graduate school, Jeff Burton was hired by Catalina Videos as a still photographer for their gay adult films and sets. For his Untitled series he draws from these experiences, focusing his lens on mundane objects found in the typically-unglamorous interiors in which these films are shot, rather than on the actors. The present work shows a disembodied hand (possibly resting on an actor’s leather-clad back) as well as a pull cord and the faint reflection of a human figure in the window at the center.