Paul Mpagi Sepuya

Darkroom Mirror (_2100073)

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December 14, 09:44 PM GMT


6,500 - 8,500 USD

Lot Details


Paul Mpagi Sepuya

b. 1982

Darkroom Mirror (_2100073)

Executed in 2017; edition 1/5

archival pigment print

Framed; 32 by 24 by 2 in. (81.3 by 61 by 5.1 cm.)

Courtesy of the artist and DOCUMENT, Chicago

Paul Mpagi Sepuya is widely recognized for his first monograph, “Beloved Object & Amorous Subject, Revisited” as well as his active participation and collaboration within the re-emergence of the queer zine culture of the early 2000s. Sepuya’s work examines the constructed and manipulated aspects of photography as a documentary medium, and the performative aspects of the photographer’s studio as place.

Recent solo exhibitions of Sepuya’s work include museum surveys at CAM-STL, St. Louis and Blaffer Art Museum, Houston; and solo exhibitions at FOAM Fotomuseum, Amsterdam and Document, Chicago. His work has been included in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum, New York; Getty Museum, Los Angeles; and Walker Art Center, Minneapolis. Sepuya was selected for inclusion in the 2019 edition of the Whitney Biennial.

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