James Welling, ‘40’, 1984, Phillips

Property from a Belgian Collector

Signature: signed "James Welling" on a label affixed to the reverse

New York, David Zwirner, James Welling: Works 1980 - 2008, April 5 - May 1, 2008
Cincinnati Art Museum; Los Angeles, Hammer Museum; Fotomuseum Winterthur, James Welling: Monograph, February 2, 2013 - February 9, 2014, p. 210 (another example exhibited and illustrated)

David Zwirner, New York
Maureen Paley, London
Acquired from the above by the present owner

About James Welling

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 dimension and color to engage the physiological capabilities of the human eye. To create his photograms, Welling dispenses with the camera altogether, using light and color filters to imprint images directly on to the film, as he did for the chromatically brilliant series Flowers (2004-2011).

American, b. 1951, Hartford, Connecticut, based in New York, New York; Los Angeles, California