Ryan McGinley, ‘Olympic Swimmers Portfolio (fifteen photographs)’, 2004, Heritage Auctions
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Ryan McGinley

Olympic Swimmers Portfolio (fifteen photographs), 2004

Digital pigment prints
13 1/8 × 20 in
33.3 × 50.8 cm
Edition 3/15
This is part of a limited edition set.
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All contained in a cream linen covered clamshell box, gilt stamped with the Olympic rings. These …

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Each is signed, dated, and editioned '3/15' in ink on verso; signed and editioned '3/15' on the certificate of authenticity; includes a …
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Printed by Pochron Studios, New York. Self published.
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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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All contained in a cream linen covered clamshell box, gilt stamped with the Olympic rings. These photographs were taken on assignment for The New York Times Magazine while the athletes were training for the 2004 Summer Olympic games in Athens, Greece. Condition Report: All prints;appear to be in excellent condition; …

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Photography
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Each is signed, dated, and editioned '3/15' in ink on verso; signed and editioned '3/15' on the certificate of authenticity; includes a …
Publisher
Printed by Pochron Studios, New York. Self published.
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

Olympic Swimmers Portfolio (fifteen photographs), 2004

Digital pigment prints
13 1/8 × 20 in
33.3 × 50.8 cm
Edition 3/15
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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