Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share

Walead Beshty

Cross Contaminated RA4 Contact Print [Black Curl (9:6/YCM/Six Magnet: Los Angeles, California, January 8th 2014, Fuji color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 199-014, Kodak Ektacolor RA Bleach-Fix and Replenisher, Cat. No. 847 1484, 02914)], 2014

Colour photographic paper
107 2/5 × 50 in
272.7 × 127 cm
Bidding closed
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
P
Phillips

Property Subject to VAT Section 4, 5%; Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see …

Read more

Property Subject to VAT Section 4, 5%; Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Walead Beshty
b. 1976
Follow

“Photographs operate something like ruins,” Walead Beshty says. “Despite their seeming stasis, they are available to a multitude of narratives, slipping effortlessly between them.” Beshty uses photography to explore how the medium functions or fails as a documentary form. He is best known for his large-scale photograms, as well as series featuring abandoned shopping malls in America. In 2001, Beshty made one of his best-known photographic series, “Travel Pictures,” shot in the then-recently defunct Iraqi Diplomatic Mission in Berlin, and damaged in the airport security’s X-ray scanners; the result was not only a relic of the site but of Beshty’s travel experience. Since 2005, Beshty has been working on his “FedEx Sculptures” in which shatterproof glass boxes are shipped to various destinations in standard FedEx containers—the works’ final appearance is determined by the damage accumulated during travel.

Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
Save
Save
view
View in room
share
Share
About the work
Exhibition history
Provenance
P
Phillips

Property Subject to VAT Section 4, 5%; Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see …

Read more

Property Subject to VAT Section 4, 5%; Property Subject to Artist's Resale Right (see Conditions of Sale for further information)

Walead Beshty
b. 1976
Follow

“Photographs operate something like ruins,” Walead Beshty says. “Despite their seeming stasis, they are available to a multitude of narratives, slipping effortlessly between them.” Beshty uses photography to explore how the medium functions or fails as a documentary form. He is best known for his large-scale photograms, as well as series featuring abandoned shopping malls in America. In 2001, Beshty made one of his best-known photographic series, “Travel Pictures,” shot in the then-recently defunct Iraqi Diplomatic Mission in Berlin, and damaged in the airport security’s X-ray scanners; the result was not only a relic of the site but of Beshty’s travel experience. Since 2005, Beshty has been working on his “FedEx Sculptures” in which shatterproof glass boxes are shipped to various destinations in standard FedEx containers—the works’ final appearance is determined by the damage accumulated during travel.

Walead Beshty

Cross Contaminated RA4 Contact Print [Black Curl (9:6/YCM/Six Magnet: Los Angeles, California, January 8th 2014, Fuji color Crystal Archive Super Type C, Em. No. 199-014, Kodak Ektacolor RA Bleach-Fix and Replenisher, Cat. No. 847 1484, 02914)], 2014

Colour photographic paper
107 2/5 × 50 in
272.7 × 127 cm
Bidding closed
Other works by Walead Beshty
Related works
Most Similar