CHRISTTO & ANDREW
CURRENT OBSESSION (FROM THE SERIES GLORY OF THE ARTIFICE), 2015
signé, daté et numéroté 3/5 au verso
signed, dated and numbered 3/5 on the reverse
63 x 51 ⅛ in.; 160 x 130 cm
Amsterdam, Museum Hilversum, Bling Bling Baby ! 24th August to 15th of October 2017
Düsseldorf, NRW-Forum Düsseldorf, Bling Bling Baby !19th of November 2016 to the 15th of January 2017
Gup Magazine, #47 issue The big ten (ten years issue), November 18, 2015, cover ill. in color
The New York Times, 2015 Through the Lens of 5 Artists, December 11, 2015, ill. in color
Photonews Zeitung für Fotografie, nr12-15-1-16, December 2015/January 2016, cover ill. in color
Muddy Waters Christto & Andrew, November 2016, p 1-24, ill. in color
Nadine Barth Ed. Bling Bling Baby ! 2016, p.19-24 ill. in color
Happiness a place in the sun, Encontros da Imagem Braga Portugal 2016, 2016, p.22-27, ill. in color
IMA Magazine, vol. 19, spring 2017, cover ill. in color
The two young artists Christto Sanz (Christian Manuel Sánchez Díaz, 1985) and Andrew Weir (Andrew Jay Weir, 1987) live and work between Doha and Copenhagen. They were selected among the 10 talents of the New Discovery Award 2018 at the Rencontres de la Photographie in Arles.
This emblematic image of their work has been widely distributed in the press through their recent exhibitions and collaborations with Foam in Amsterdam and the Paris Photo Fair. Inspired by the visual references of fashion, advertising and art, they create a vision of a fresh and intriguing contemporary universe not without humour and sarcasm. This is the first time their work is coming up at auction.