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Private Studio Portrait Sitting with Inez and Vinoodh

Estimate:

10,000 - 88,000 USD

Private Studio Portrait Sitting with Inez and Vinoodh

Private Studio Portrait Sitting with Inez and Vinoodh

Estimate:

10,000 - 88,000 USD

Lot sold:

32,000

USD

Private Studio Portrait Sitting with Inez and Vinoodh


A private studio portrait sitting with famed photographers Inez and Vinoodh.


"For over two decades, the meticulous and audacious imagery created by Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin has challenged and inspired the field of fashion photography. Working together since 1986, the Dutch partnership rose to fame in the early 1990s. Experimenting with the latest digital imaging technologies, their early work captured the imagination of art critics, who were mesmerized by the sophisticated interplay of elegance and horror in their images. As their notoriety burgeoned in art world, the fashion community became equally captivated by early editorial work for British style magazine The Face, which added high-octane glamour to their dark and unsettling aesthetic. Collaborating with Belgian designer Veronique Leroy, they formulated a vocabulary of attenuated predatory figures in hyperreal environments, flying in the face of the prevailing 'grunge' movement and signaling the end of that genre of fashion photography. Exerting considerable influence in fashion and in art, van Lamsweerde and Matadin are exceptional in balancing successful careers in both. The pair met whilst studying at the Art Academy of Amsterdam and following careers in and around fashion, began working formally together as artists in the early 1990s.


Lamsweerde and Matadin's career in art is equally prolific; their work is exhibited internationally and held in public and private collections across the world. Motifs from imagery produced for commercial commissions are often carried through into their artwork and the pair regard this dialogue between commerce and art a central them of their practice." - Excerpts from Biography by Penny Martin


To be shot at a time mutually convenient to the subject and photographer in New York City. Subject(s) are to arrive camera ready as no hair and makeup services will be provided. Sitting comes with ONE (1) 16 x 16 inch unframed final Black/White print of a selection chosen by the artists. Additional images available at gallery size and pricing scale.