In New Exhibitions, MoMA and Guggenheim Take Stock of Photography Now
Neither Appearance Nor Illusion: Property from the Collection of Santiago Barberi Gonzalez
Executed in 2013, this work is number 4 from an edition of 5, plus 2 artist's proofs.
Anton Kern Gallery, New York
Acquired from the above by the previous owner in June 2014
Anne Collier considers herself a still life photographer—her subjects just happen to be other photographs and found media. Collier’s works dissect the conventions and clichés found in commercial photography, as well as their visual consumption. Some of her most iconic series feature record covers, photos of eyes in developing trays, photography magazine covers, advertisements, book spreads, and film heroines handling cameras. She’s particularly interested in revealing the relationship between cameras, sexualized women’s bodies, and the act of looking at these images. Collier is also known for her meticulous staging and lighting: all of her subjects are photographed in isolation against neutral backgrounds in her studio.
American, b. 1970, Los Angeles, California, based in New York, New York