Joel-Peter Witkin, ‘Leda Giving Her Lover a Condom, New Mexico’, 2011, Etherton Gallery
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Leda Giving Her Lover a Condom, New Mexico, 2011

Toned gelatin silver print with hand-coloring
13 × 16 1/2 in
33 × 41.9 cm
Edition of 1/10s
This is part of a limited edition set.
$9,000
Location
Tucson
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Joel-Peter Witkin
American, b. 1939
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For more than twenty years, Joel-Peter Witkin has pursued his interest in spirituality and how it impacts the physical world. The artist creates surreal tableaux with which he seeks to dismantle our preconceived notions about sexuality and physical beauty. Void of all shyness—finding desire within the repugnant and sacred within the profane—Witkin approaches these complex issues by working with the people most often cast aside by society in an unapologetic presentation of deformity. He begins each image by sketching his ideas on paper and perfecting every detail before he picks up his camera. Once the scene is photographed, he spends hours in the darkroom, scratching and piercing his negatives, transforming them into pictures that look made rather than taken. From their conception to their completion as ornate constructions, his references to traditional art historical iconography serve as a backdrop to his subjects and as a foundation for his ideas.

Joel-Peter Witkin, ‘Leda Giving Her Lover a Condom, New Mexico’, 2011, Etherton Gallery
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About the work
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Signature
Signed, titled, dated, numbered (1/10s) verso in pencil
Price ranges of small photographs by Joel-Peter Witkin
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More info
Browse works in this category
$9,000–$9,500
This work
$0
$11,000+
Joel-Peter Witkin
American, b. 1939
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For more than twenty years, Joel-Peter Witkin has pursued his interest in spirituality and how it impacts the physical world. The artist creates surreal tableaux with which he seeks to dismantle our preconceived notions about sexuality and physical beauty. Void of all shyness—finding desire within the repugnant and sacred within the profane—Witkin approaches these complex issues by working with the people most often cast aside by society in an unapologetic presentation of deformity. He begins each image by sketching his ideas on paper and perfecting every detail before he picks up his camera. Once the scene is photographed, he spends hours in the darkroom, scratching and piercing his negatives, transforming them into pictures that look made rather than taken. From their conception to their completion as ornate constructions, his references to traditional art historical iconography serve as a backdrop to his subjects and as a foundation for his ideas.

Leda Giving Her Lover a Condom, New Mexico, 2011

Toned gelatin silver print with hand-coloring
13 × 16 1/2 in
33 × 41.9 cm
Edition of 1/10s
This is part of a limited edition set.
$9,000
Location
Tucson
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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