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Ryan McGinley

Marc (Sparky), 2002

C-print mounted to aluminum
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition 1/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
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About the work
Provenance
HA
Heritage Auctions

This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Peter Hay Halpert.

This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Peter Hay Halpert.

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Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in ink on label affixed to the reverse
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Ryan McGinley
American, b. 1977
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Ryan McGinley burst into prominence in his early twenties after circulating copies of a self-published portfolio of photographs. He is has since become known as the youngest artist—at the age of 23—to present a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work orbits around the life and youth of family and friends in contemporary culture, and particularly in the Lower East Side. While his early work featured more candid and documentary subjects, he began to explore since 2003 the possibility of photographing directed situations. He has since become known for studio portraits and landscapes with bodies in action or lost in contemplation. McGinley’s models are usually nude, though never sexualized. McGinley has said, “I think most people look at [the nudity] sexually, but I think everyone looks sexier with their clothes on.”

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About the work
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Heritage Auctions

This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Peter Hay Halpert.

This lot is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity signed by Peter Hay Halpert.

Signature
Signed, titled, dated, and numbered in ink on label affixed to the reverse
Image rights
Courtesy of Heritage Auctions
Ryan McGinley
American, b. 1977
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Ryan McGinley burst into prominence in his early twenties after circulating copies of a self-published portfolio of photographs. He is has since become known as the youngest artist—at the age of 23—to present a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work orbits around the life and youth of family and friends in contemporary culture, and particularly in the Lower East Side. While his early work featured more candid and documentary subjects, he began to explore since 2003 the possibility of photographing directed situations. He has since become known for studio portraits and landscapes with bodies in action or lost in contemplation. McGinley’s models are usually nude, though never sexualized. McGinley has said, “I think most people look at [the nudity] sexually, but I think everyone looks sexier with their clothes on.”

Ryan McGinley

Marc (Sparky), 2002

C-print mounted to aluminum
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition 1/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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