Jock Sturges, ‘Maia, Montalivet, France’, 1996, Heritage Auctions
Jock Sturges, ‘Maia, Montalivet, France’, 1996, Heritage Auctions

Condition Report: Sheet is glued in to a window mat; a few light spots of discoloration to the mat; there do not appear to be any major condition issues to the image; framed under glass. Framed Dimensions 25 X 29 Inches

Image rights: Courtesy of Heritage Auctions

Laurence Miller Gallery, New York; Acquired by the present owner from the above, 1993.

About Jock Sturges

With his background in perceptual psychology, Jock Sturges aims to reach the heart of his subjects; his color and black-and-white photographs capture people in the fullness of their beauty, individuality, and dignity. In his celebrated work, he focuses primarily on portraits of nude adolescents and their families. These images scandalized conservatives during the culture wars of the 1990s in America. The artist is known for developing deep bonds of trust, friendship, and collaboration with his subjects, many of whom he has photographed for decades, chronicling their growth from childhood into adulthood. “I don’t exist without my models, without the people in my pictures,” Sturges once said. “Even my best photograph of them is nevertheless the palest imitation of the miraculous soul that is the real person.”

American, b. 1947, New York, New York