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Meghan Boody, ‘Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station shall be held by anybody else, this story must show’, 2007, Rick Wester Fine Art
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Meghan Boody

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station shall be held by anybody else, this story must show, 2007

Fujiflex print, mounted to aluminum, in the artist's original frame
58 × 78 in
147.3 × 198.1 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000
Location
New York, Global
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Rick Wester Fine Art
New York, Global
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From David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

From David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

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Meghan Boody
American, b. 1964
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Meghan Boody uses photography to create narrative scenes featuring young female protagonists, which are inspired by characters in fairy tales and classic novels. The works in her “Lighthouse” series (2008), for example, take their titles from the opening line of a Victorian novel featuring an orphan girl. Despite their coherence as a single scene, her works show clear evidence of digital assemblage and manipulation, which is part of Boody’s distinctive style and process: She photographs her costumed models in her studio, and then digitally places them into settings or landscapes from images she finds. Boody says that her overtly fictionalized and theatrical aesthetic is inspired by Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Rejlander.

Meghan Boody, ‘Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station shall be held by anybody else, this story must show’, 2007, Rick Wester Fine Art
Meghan Boody, ‘Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station shall be held by anybody else, this story must show’, 2007, Rick Wester Fine Art
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About the work
Rick Wester Fine Art
New York, Global
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From David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

From David Copperfield, by Charles Dickens

Medium
Photography
Meghan Boody
American, b. 1964
Follow

Meghan Boody uses photography to create narrative scenes featuring young female protagonists, which are inspired by characters in fairy tales and classic novels. The works in her “Lighthouse” series (2008), for example, take their titles from the opening line of a Victorian novel featuring an orphan girl. Despite their coherence as a single scene, her works show clear evidence of digital assemblage and manipulation, which is part of Boody’s distinctive style and process: She photographs her costumed models in her studio, and then digitally places them into settings or landscapes from images she finds. Boody says that her overtly fictionalized and theatrical aesthetic is inspired by Henry Peach Robinson and Oscar Rejlander.

Meghan Boody

Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station shall be held by anybody else, this story must show, 2007

Fujiflex print, mounted to aluminum, in the artist's original frame
58 × 78 in
147.3 × 198.1 cm
Edition of 5
This is part of a limited edition set.
$15,000
Location
New York, Global
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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