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Valérie Belin, ‘Untitled #03010911 from Mannequins’, 2003, Phillips
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Valérie Belin

Untitled #03010911 from Mannequins, 2003

Gelatin silver print, mounted
39 2/5 × 31 1/2 in
100 × 80 cm
Bidding closed
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An additional print of this image is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

An additional print of this image is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

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Signed, dated in ink, printed title and number AP 1/2 on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount. AP1 from an edition of 5 plus 2 …
Valérie Belin
French, b. 1964
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Having employed primary processes of photography in her earlier work, and later used new technology to create pictorial, supernatural images, photographer Valérie Belin walks a fine line between illusion and reality in her abstract and representational work. Though varied between each of her series, Belin's photographs have a signature style that evokes pen-and-ink drawings in their sharp precision, and contextual ambiguity through various means—often by adding an entirely black background or layering multiple negatives. Whether the silver gelatin prints of her earlier work, or the colored compositions (such as interlaid women and flowers) seen in a later series, Belin's photographs pair her artistic background in painting with her broad technical understanding of the photographic medium. Ultimately, Belin creates images that toy with her viewer's senses, through cropping, isolation, illusion, and sculptural representations of the human body.

Valérie Belin, ‘Untitled #03010911 from Mannequins’, 2003, Phillips
Valérie Belin, ‘Untitled #03010911 from Mannequins’, 2003, Phillips
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About the work
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Phillips

An additional print of this image is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

An additional print of this image is in the collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, dated in ink, printed title and number AP 1/2 on a label affixed to the reverse of the mount. AP1 from an edition of 5 plus 2 …
Valérie Belin
French, b. 1964
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Having employed primary processes of photography in her earlier work, and later used new technology to create pictorial, supernatural images, photographer Valérie Belin walks a fine line between illusion and reality in her abstract and representational work. Though varied between each of her series, Belin's photographs have a signature style that evokes pen-and-ink drawings in their sharp precision, and contextual ambiguity through various means—often by adding an entirely black background or layering multiple negatives. Whether the silver gelatin prints of her earlier work, or the colored compositions (such as interlaid women and flowers) seen in a later series, Belin's photographs pair her artistic background in painting with her broad technical understanding of the photographic medium. Ultimately, Belin creates images that toy with her viewer's senses, through cropping, isolation, illusion, and sculptural representations of the human body.

Valérie Belin

Untitled #03010911 from Mannequins, 2003

Gelatin silver print, mounted
39 2/5 × 31 1/2 in
100 × 80 cm
Bidding closed
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