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Jeffrey Becom and Corey Allen

Full Moon (Mosaic)

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN

Jeffrey Becom and Corey Allen

Jeffrey Becom and Corey Allen

Full Moon (Mosaic)

Full Moon (Mosaic)

Estimate:

3,000

to
- 5,000 USD

Lot sold:

3,024

USD

Lee Marks Fine Art, Shelbyville, IN

Jeffrey Becom and Corey Allen

b. 1953 and b. 1972

Full Moon (Mosaic)


a mosaic comprised of 7 tintypes on copper, mounted together with painted nails to green board, framed, signed and editioned '5' in ink on the photographers' label on the reverse, from an anonymous paper negative likely circa 1900, 2007, no. 5 in an edition of 10 plus 2 artist's proofs

image: 20 ¼ by 21 ½ in. ( 51.4 by 54.6 cm.)

frame: 33 ¼ by 33 ¼ in. (84.5 by 84.5 cm.)

Please note the colors in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This mosaic, comprised of 7 tintypes famed together, is in generally excellent condition. It is in its original frame as issued and has not been examined unframed. Each tintype is mounted to board with one nail at the upper center edge. Any creases to the coating, tears, and retouching visible are inherent to the photographers' working process.


The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance only. Any reference to condition in the condition report for the lot does not amount to a full description of condition. The images of the lot form part of the condition report for the lot. Certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot. In particular, the online images may represent colors and shades which are different to the lot's actual color and shades. The condition report for the lot may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the condition report for the lot or shown in the online images of the lot. The condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation. The condition report is a statement of opinion only. For that reason, the condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.

Lisa Volpe, Heavenly Bodies (Santa Barbara Museum of Art, 2014), pl. 5 (variant)

"I have been working with Jeffrey Becom since 1993. Becom grew up in Shelbyville, IN (coincidently, where Lee Marks Fine Art is now located), graduated with a degree in architecture from the University of Cincinnati, and shortly thereafter, re-located to the Monterey coast of California. Never looking back, he has made a name for himself as an architect, painter, photographer, and author. 


Becom has long had an interest in historical photographic processes, especially tintypes. After collecting a few examples, he and Corey Allen (his long-time printer in Arizona) devised a process on copper, using much of the original tintype chemistry. Aside from the Moon mosaic piece offered here, Becom has made a small series of his own assemblages, inspired by the South American tradition of the Retablo, 19th century Latin American religious paintings." - Lee Marks


Established in 1981, Lee Marks Fine Art maintains a broad inventory of photography and works with many private collectors.  Lee Marks is a founding member and past president of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).