Richard Mosse, ‘'Better Than the Real Thing (Infra series)'’, 2011, Sotheby's
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Richard Mosse

'Better Than the Real Thing (Infra series)', 2011

Digital chromogenic print
48 × 60 in
121.9 × 152.4 cm
Edition 1/2
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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Sotheby's

Property from the collection of Dale & Doug Anderson

Flush-mounted to aluminum, framed, a Jack …

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Richard Mosse
Irish, b. 1980
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Photographer and filmmaker Richard Mosse focuses on war-torn regions, capturing the effects of conflict on landscapes and people in lush, cinematic images. Mosse situates his practice between documentary journalism and contemporary art practice, explaining that he seeks to represent the unrepresentable in order to “help us begin to describe, and thereby account for, what exists at the limits of human articulation.” The current American-Iraqi war and the ongoing rebel conflict in the Eastern Congo are among the conflicts Mosse has recorded. He is best known for “Infra” (2010-11), a series of luridly colored, large-scale photographs of the fighters, inhabitants, and landscapes of the Eastern Congo. By shooting with Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared surveillance film that renders greens into acid pinks and reds, Mosse offers a searing, psychedelic vision of the warscape and those who suffer within it.

Richard Mosse, ‘'Better Than the Real Thing (Infra series)'’, 2011, Sotheby's
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Property from the collection of Dale & Doug Anderson

Flush-mounted to aluminum, framed, a Jack Shainman Gallery, New York, label, signed in ink and with typed title, date, and edition number, and a Weatherspoon Art Museum label on the reverse, no. one in an edition of 2.

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Richard Mosse
Irish, b. 1980
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Photographer and filmmaker Richard Mosse focuses on war-torn regions, capturing the effects of conflict on landscapes and people in lush, cinematic images. Mosse situates his practice between documentary journalism and contemporary art practice, explaining that he seeks to represent the unrepresentable in order to “help us begin to describe, and thereby account for, what exists at the limits of human articulation.” The current American-Iraqi war and the ongoing rebel conflict in the Eastern Congo are among the conflicts Mosse has recorded. He is best known for “Infra” (2010-11), a series of luridly colored, large-scale photographs of the fighters, inhabitants, and landscapes of the Eastern Congo. By shooting with Kodak Aerochrome, an infrared surveillance film that renders greens into acid pinks and reds, Mosse offers a searing, psychedelic vision of the warscape and those who suffer within it.

Richard Mosse

'Better Than the Real Thing (Infra series)', 2011

Digital chromogenic print
48 × 60 in
121.9 × 152.4 cm
Edition 1/2
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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