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Boeing Retrofit, Overhead Storage Bins, 1970, For Boeing Model 747-200 B / (Open / Color) / Aeromock-Ups, Inc. / North Hollywood, California / August 6, 1997, 1997

Chromogenic print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition 9/10
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P
Phillips

Executed in 1997, this work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

Another work from the edition is …

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Executed in 1997, this work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

Another work from the edition is housed in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Signature
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "BOEING RETROFIT...1997 9/10 C. Williams" on the reverse
Christopher Williams
American, b. 1956
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The often-opaque themes in Christopher Williams’s works have in common the artist’s fascination with obsolescence and the relationship between photographs and the objects they document. Known for his high-gloss, crisply focused photographs, reminiscent of the commercial photography of a bygone era, Williams’s subjects range from stacked Ritter Sport chocolate bars to old cameras that have outlived their usefulness. Williams ironically references the practice of retouching in advertising by highlighting the small but conspicuous imperfections in his own subjects or, as in the case of Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968 (Corn) (2003), trying to ‘sell’ a food item that is clearly made out of plastic. Former Editor-in-Chief of Artforum Tim Griffin described Williams’s approach as “sociophotographic,” meaning that the work explores underlying codes within photography, advertising, and ethnography (the study of human cultures).

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About the work
Exhibition history
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P
Phillips

Executed in 1997, this work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

Another work from the edition is …

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Executed in 1997, this work is number 9 from an edition of 10.

Another work from the edition is housed in the permanent collection of The Art Institute of Chicago.

Signature
Signed, titled, numbered and dated "BOEING RETROFIT...1997 9/10 C. Williams" on the reverse
Christopher Williams
American, b. 1956
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The often-opaque themes in Christopher Williams’s works have in common the artist’s fascination with obsolescence and the relationship between photographs and the objects they document. Known for his high-gloss, crisply focused photographs, reminiscent of the commercial photography of a bygone era, Williams’s subjects range from stacked Ritter Sport chocolate bars to old cameras that have outlived their usefulness. Williams ironically references the practice of retouching in advertising by highlighting the small but conspicuous imperfections in his own subjects or, as in the case of Kodak Three Point Reflection Guide, © 1968 Eastman Kodak Company, 1968 (Corn) (2003), trying to ‘sell’ a food item that is clearly made out of plastic. Former Editor-in-Chief of Artforum Tim Griffin described Williams’s approach as “sociophotographic,” meaning that the work explores underlying codes within photography, advertising, and ethnography (the study of human cultures).

Boeing Retrofit, Overhead Storage Bins, 1970, For Boeing Model 747-200 B / (Open / Color) / Aeromock-Ups, Inc. / North Hollywood, California / August 6, 1997, 1997

Chromogenic print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition 9/10
Bidding closed
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