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Carrie Mae Weems

The Shape of Things (female) (from Africa)

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

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Carrie Mae Weems

Carrie Mae Weems

The Shape of Things (female) (from Africa)

The Shape of Things (female) (from Africa)

Estimate:

20,000 to - 30,000 USD

Carrie Mae Weems

b. 1953

The Shape of Things (female) (from Africa)


gelatin silver print, flush-mounted, signed, dated, and editioned '3/5' in pencil on the reverse, framed, a P. P. O. W. label on the reverse, 1993, printed in 2000

image: 27 by 26 ⅞ in. (68.6 by 68.3 cm.)

frame: 35 ¾ by 35 ¾ in. (90.8 by 90.8 cm.)

Please note the colors and shades in the online catalogue illustration may vary depending on screen settings. This print is in generally excellent condition. When examined in high raking light, the following are visible: a small matte deposit of indeterminate nature at the upper left corner; and occasional tiny deposits of original retouching. The thin margins are uneven, and there is very minor, intermittent wear to the extreme edges of the print.


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.

P. P. O. W., New York, 2000

Projects 52: Carrie Mae Weems (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 1995), unpaginated exhibition guide

Robert Hirsch, Seizing the Light: A History of Photography (Boston, 2000), cover

Quentin Bajac, The Shape of Things: Photographs from Robert B. Menschel (New York: The Museum of Modern Art, 2016), p. 31

A print of this image is in the collection of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (2000.267). A print of this image is part of a diptych gifted by Robert B. Menschel to The Museum of Modern Art, New York.  A smaller print of this image is part of a triptych in the collection of The Cleveland Museum of Art (2000.89).