David Drebin, ‘Balloons Over San Francisco’, 2016, Waddington's
David Drebin, ‘Balloons Over San Francisco’, 2016, Waddington's

From the Catalogue:
David Drebin is a leading figure in both Canadian and American contemporary photography. Working out of New York City, Drebin’s cinematic and fantastical photographs bring forth dramatic vigour and emotion. With the themes that celebrate the sensual side of life, such as femme fatales and architecture, Drebin is able to capture the beauty that perhaps goes unnoticed in our daily lives. Dedicated to the magnificence of San Francisco’s skyline and its iconic bridge, Balloons Over San Francisco, 2016 presents a view that not many are privy to – a multitude of red and pink balloons billowing across the matching scarlet-coloured bridge and defining a sense of motion, capturing a delightful moment in time.
Courtesy of Waddington's

Signature: numbered edition of 2/7 to original gallery receipt accompanying lot

Galerie de Bellefeuille, Montreal from whom purchased by the present Private Collection, Toronto on April 19, 2016 accompanied by the original receipt

About David Drebin

Love stories and landscapes are at the foundation of David Drebin's panoramas, portraits, and neon sculptures. His monograph Love and Other Stories (2007) features solitary women in urban tableaux—high-rise apartments buildings and terraces, freeway overpasses and hotel rooms. Dressed alternately in bikinis, evening gowns, and negligees, the women appear to be in various stages of a love affair. They pout while lying on couches and ascend grand staircases; their legs emerge from doorways and car doors, their concealed upper bodies assumedly engaged in passionate embraces. Drebin's cityscapes present sweeping views of famous locales such as Jerusalem, Paris, and New York and incorporate both built and natural features. In San Francisco Dusk (2010), an illuminated grid of buildings reaches toward the misty blue horizon of the Pacific Ocean.

Canadian, b. 1970