navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Private Party (Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires), 1998

Premium high gloss archival print on metallic paper
39 × 49 in
99.1 × 124.5 cm
Edition of 9
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Seattle, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
About the work
Winston Wächter Fine Art
Seattle, New York
Follow

Given her background as a press photographer for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and other publications, New …

Read more

Given her background as a press photographer for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and other publications, New York-based photographer Jessica Craig-Martin is granted access to an otherwise inaccessible world of socialites, models, actors, and other elite individuals. Piquing the viewer’s voyeuristic tendencies, Craig-Martin …

Read more
Jessica Craig-Martin
American, b. 1963
Follow

Favoring harsh realism over glitz and glamor, Jessica Craig-Martin subverts the tradition of the society photograph. Having worked for publications such as Vanity Fair and _W_, Martin is deeply entrenched in the world of high society parties. Her photographs begin as documents of these well-heeled events, but she crops out faces of partygoers, focusing on the minutiae they might rather remain unseen, such as sagging skin, wrinkle lines, or tans lines. Her detailed focus on blemishes and signifiers of wealth is coupled with high-contrast exposures that emphasize the superficiality of the glitterati in caustic color. Her work evokes the excess and abjection of Nan Goldin's photographs, styling the upper classes as absurd purveyors of artifice. “The camera is as cruel as the fashion and styling stunts it depicts are vain and ambitious,” wrote Glenn O’Brien of her work. “We see the socialite’s world as a House of Wax—a world so inhuman it attains the status of art.”

navigate left
navigate right
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Winston Wächter Fine Art
Seattle, New York
Follow

Given her background as a press photographer for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and other publications, New …

Read more

Given her background as a press photographer for Vanity Fair, Vogue, and other publications, New York-based photographer Jessica Craig-Martin is granted access to an otherwise inaccessible world of socialites, models, actors, and other elite individuals. Piquing the viewer’s voyeuristic tendencies, Craig-Martin …

Read more
Jessica Craig-Martin
American, b. 1963
Follow

Favoring harsh realism over glitz and glamor, Jessica Craig-Martin subverts the tradition of the society photograph. Having worked for publications such as Vanity Fair and _W_, Martin is deeply entrenched in the world of high society parties. Her photographs begin as documents of these well-heeled events, but she crops out faces of partygoers, focusing on the minutiae they might rather remain unseen, such as sagging skin, wrinkle lines, or tans lines. Her detailed focus on blemishes and signifiers of wealth is coupled with high-contrast exposures that emphasize the superficiality of the glitterati in caustic color. Her work evokes the excess and abjection of Nan Goldin's photographs, styling the upper classes as absurd purveyors of artifice. “The camera is as cruel as the fashion and styling stunts it depicts are vain and ambitious,” wrote Glenn O’Brien of her work. “We see the socialite’s world as a House of Wax—a world so inhuman it attains the status of art.”

Private Party (Casa Rosada, Buenos Aires), 1998

Premium high gloss archival print on metallic paper
39 × 49 in
99.1 × 124.5 cm
Edition of 9
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
Seattle, New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
Other works by Jessica Craig-Martin
Other works from Winston Wächter Fine Art
Related works
Most Similar