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Julie Cockburn

The Announcer, 2013

Collaged found photograph
14 4/5 × 13 in
37.5 × 33 cm
This is a unique work.
£3,900
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The Photographers' Gallery | Print Sales
London
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Meticulously hand-cut and collaged found photograph in bespoke coloured frame matching warm beige …

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Meticulously hand-cut and collaged found photograph in bespoke coloured frame matching warm beige tones in the image.

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Hand-signed by artist, Signed verso
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Image rights
© Julie Cockburn
Julie Cockburn
British, b. 1966
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Declaring “no image is safe after it enters my studio,” Julie Cockburn transforms found photographs and paintings into palimpsests, altering their original images with her own imaginative interventions. While Cockburn works with a range of found images, including landscapes, she focuses primarily on photographic portraits. Scouring eBay and second-hand shops, she amasses vintage images of pin-up girls, high school yearbook headshots, and studio portraits of children, among others. With needle and thread, scissors and glue, she overlays embroidered designs, fragmented images, and, sometimes, found objects, onto these portraits, paradoxically changing their subjects into characters of her own imagination while simultaneously seeming to draw out the fundamental essences of each character. Cockburn is fascinated by the disconnect between a photograph and its subject. Through her manipulated portraits, she attempts to undermine the old adage that the camera never lies.

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The Photographers' Gallery | Print Sales
London
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Meticulously hand-cut and collaged found photograph in bespoke coloured frame matching warm beige …

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Meticulously hand-cut and collaged found photograph in bespoke coloured frame matching warm beige tones in the image.

Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed verso
Certificate of authenticity
Not included
Frame
Included
Image rights
© Julie Cockburn
Julie Cockburn
British, b. 1966
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Declaring “no image is safe after it enters my studio,” Julie Cockburn transforms found photographs and paintings into palimpsests, altering their original images with her own imaginative interventions. While Cockburn works with a range of found images, including landscapes, she focuses primarily on photographic portraits. Scouring eBay and second-hand shops, she amasses vintage images of pin-up girls, high school yearbook headshots, and studio portraits of children, among others. With needle and thread, scissors and glue, she overlays embroidered designs, fragmented images, and, sometimes, found objects, onto these portraits, paradoxically changing their subjects into characters of her own imagination while simultaneously seeming to draw out the fundamental essences of each character. Cockburn is fascinated by the disconnect between a photograph and its subject. Through her manipulated portraits, she attempts to undermine the old adage that the camera never lies.

Julie Cockburn

The Announcer, 2013

Collaged found photograph
14 4/5 × 13 in
37.5 × 33 cm
This is a unique work.
£3,900
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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