James Welling

American, b. 1951

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James Welling has consistently pushed the limits of documentary and abstract photography, reinventing the medium in the process. Experimenting with materials such as draperies, pastry dough, and window screens, Welling’s abstract works play with …

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Lisboa I (Script), 1995
Sold on May 27, 2021
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gelatin silver print, mounted on board
50.8 x 5.08 cm
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May 27, 2021
Christie's
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James Welling (né en 1951) tirage argentique, monté sur support cartonné initiales du photographe, titré et daté à l'encre (montage, verso) image/feuille : 38,7 x 47,4 cm. montage : 42 x 51 cm. gelatin silver print, mounted on board initialed, titled and dated in ink (mount, verso) image/sheet: 151⁄4 x 185⁄8 in. mount: 161⁄2 x 20 in. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Lisboa I (Script), 1995
gelatin silver print, mounted on board
May 27, 2021
Christie's
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50.8 x 5.08 cm
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May 27, 2021
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James Welling (né en 1951) tirage argentique, monté sur support cartonné initiales du photographe, titré et daté à l'encre (montage, verso) image/feuille : 38,7 x 47,4 cm. montage : 42 x 51 cm. gelatin silver print, mounted on board initialed, titled and dated in ink (mount, verso) image/sheet: 151⁄4 x 185⁄8 in. mount: 161⁄2 x 20 in. Please note this lot is the property of a private individual.
Emerson, 2007
Sold on May 26, 2021
€6,875
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hromogenic print, mounted on board
63.5 x 80.01 cm
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€6,875
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
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James Welling (né en 1951) tirage chromogénique, monté sur support cartonné signé, titré, daté, numéroté '3/5' et annoté 'Print 6/08' 'Seal Drymount tissue' à l'encre (montage, recto) image/feuille : 80 x 65 cm. montage : 81,5 x 71,4 cm. Ce tirage est le numéro trois d'une édition de cinq exemplaires. chromogenic print, mounted on board signed, titled, dated, numbered '3/5' and annotated 'Print 6/08' 'Seal Drymount tissue' in ink (mount, recto) image/sheet: 31 ½ x 25 5/8 in. mount: 32 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. This work is number 3 from an edition of 5.
Emerson, 2007
hromogenic print, mounted on board
May 26, 2021
Christie's
€6,875
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38% est
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63.5 x 80.01 cm
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May 26, 2021
Christie's
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€6,875
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James Welling (né en 1951) tirage chromogénique, monté sur support cartonné signé, titré, daté, numéroté '3/5' et annoté 'Print 6/08' 'Seal Drymount tissue' à l'encre (montage, recto) image/feuille : 80 x 65 cm. montage : 81,5 x 71,4 cm. Ce tirage est le numéro trois d'une édition de cinq exemplaires. chromogenic print, mounted on board signed, titled, dated, numbered '3/5' and annotated 'Print 6/08' 'Seal Drymount tissue' in ink (mount, recto) image/sheet: 31 ½ x 25 5/8 in. mount: 32 1/8 x 28 1/8 in. This work is number 3 from an edition of 5.
Tile Photograph 4; Tile Photograph 7, 1985
Sold on Apr 8, 2021
$8,190
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Two gelatin silver prints
40.6 x 50.5 cm
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$8,190
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Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
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Tile Photograph 4; Tile Photograph 7, 1985
Two gelatin silver prints
Apr 8, 2021
Phillips
$8,190
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40.6 x 50.5 cm
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Apr 8, 2021
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$8,190
WATER, 2008
Sold on Nov 13, 2020
€7,560
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c-print
50.0 x 59.0 cm
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€7,560
Auction Sale
Nov 13, 2020
Sotheby's
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C-print 59 x 50 cm ; 23 ¼ x 19 11/16 in. Exécuté en 2008.
WATER, 2008
c-print
Nov 13, 2020
Sotheby's
€7,560
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50.0 x 59.0 cm
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Nov 13, 2020
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€7,560
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C-print 59 x 50 cm ; 23 ¼ x 19 11/16 in. Exécuté en 2008.
Untitled, 2009
Sold on Oct 28, 2020
$3,750
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Fujicolor Crystal Archive print
43.8 x 53.9 cm
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$3,750
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Oct 28, 2020
Christie's
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Fujicolor Crystal Archive print signed and dated in pencil (verso) image: 211⁄4 x 171⁄4 in. (53.9 x 43.8 cm.) sheet: 233⁄4 x 193⁄4 in. (60.3 x 50.1 cm.)
Untitled, 2009
Fujicolor Crystal Archive print
Oct 28, 2020
Christie's
$3,750
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43.8 x 53.9 cm
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Oct 28, 2020
Christie's
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$3,750
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Fujicolor Crystal Archive print signed and dated in pencil (verso) image: 211⁄4 x 171⁄4 in. (53.9 x 43.8 cm.) sheet: 233⁄4 x 193⁄4 in. (60.3 x 50.1 cm.)
Untitled, 2016
Sold on Oct 28, 2020
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archival pigment print
35.5 x 46.9 cm
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Oct 28, 2020
Christie's
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archival pigment print initialed, titled and dated in pencil (verso) image/sheet: 181⁄2 x 14 in. (46.9 x 35.5 cm.)
Untitled, 2016
archival pigment print
Oct 28, 2020
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35.5 x 46.9 cm
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Oct 28, 2020
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archival pigment print initialed, titled and dated in pencil (verso) image/sheet: 181⁄2 x 14 in. (46.9 x 35.5 cm.)
UNTITLED (42), 1980
Sold on Aug 13, 2020
£1,008
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gelatin silver contact print
12.6 x 18.5 cm
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£1,008
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Aug 13, 2020
Sotheby's
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Property from a Private German Collection signed with the artist's initials on the reverse gelatin silver contact print 18.5 by 12.6 cm. 7⅜ by 5 in. framed: 53.1 by 43 cm. 20⅞ by 17 in. Executed in 1980-93.
UNTITLED (42), 1980
gelatin silver contact print
Aug 13, 2020
Sotheby's
£1,008
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12.6 x 18.5 cm
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Aug 13, 2020
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£1,008
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Property from a Private German Collection signed with the artist's initials on the reverse gelatin silver contact print 18.5 by 12.6 cm. 7⅜ by 5 in. framed: 53.1 by 43 cm. 20⅞ by 17 in. Executed in 1980-93.
Diary of Elizabeth C. Dixon, 1840 - 41 (1822 - 72) Connecticut Landscapes #133, 1979 (Two Trees), 1979
Sold on Aug 1, 2020
JPY ¥57,500
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Gelatin silver print
9.5 x 11.5 cm
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JPY ¥57,500
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Aug 1, 2020
SBI Art Auction
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Diary of Elizabeth C. Dixon, 1840 - 41 (1822 - 72) Connecticut Landscapes #133, 1979 (Two Trees), 1979
Gelatin silver print
Aug 1, 2020
SBI Art Auction
JPY ¥57,500
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9.5 x 11.5 cm
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Aug 1, 2020
SBI Art Auction
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JPY ¥57,500
'UNTITLED' (FLOWERS), 2006
Sold on Jul 22, 2020
$4,375
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chromogenic print, front-mounted to acrylic
58.4 x 54.6 cm
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$4,375
Auction Sale
Jul 22, 2020
Sotheby's
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'UNTITLED' (FLOWERS), 2006
chromogenic print, front-mounted to acrylic
Jul 22, 2020
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$4,375
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58.4 x 54.6 cm
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Jul 22, 2020
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$4,375
Feb (10) c. 2014, 2014
Sold on Jul 13, 2020
$6,250
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Unique chemigram with applied acrylic paint
27.9 x 35.2 cm
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$6,250
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Jul 13, 2020
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Feb (10) c. 2014, 2014
Unique chemigram with applied acrylic paint
Jul 13, 2020
Phillips
$6,250
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27.9 x 35.2 cm
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Jul 13, 2020
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$6,250