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Fachhochschule Aachen, Fachbereich Gestaltung, Studiengang: Visuelle Kommunikation, Fotolabor für Studenten, Boxgraben 100, Aachen, November 8, 2010, 2010

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition 6/10 + 4AP
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Property from a Distinguished American Collection

Executed in 2010, this work is number 6 from an …

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Property from a Distinguished American Collection

Executed in 2010, this work is number 6 from an edition of 10 plus 4 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist on a label affixed to the reverse.

Another work from the edition is housed in the permanent collection of …

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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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Phillips

Property from a Distinguished American Collection

Executed in 2010, this work is number 6 from an …

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Property from a Distinguished American Collection

Executed in 2010, this work is number 6 from an edition of 10 plus 4 artist's proofs, and is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by the artist on a label affixed to the reverse.

Another work from the edition is housed in the permanent collection of …

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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).

Fachhochschule Aachen, Fachbereich Gestaltung, Studiengang: Visuelle Kommunikation, Fotolabor für Studenten, Boxgraben 100, Aachen, November 8, 2010, 2010

Archival pigment print on cotton rag paper
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
Edition 6/10 + 4AP
Bidding closed
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