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Editions & Photography, Spring 2021

Thu, May 20, 2021 12:00PM EDT
Lot 599

3 Large Eve Sussman Photographs, "Sabine Women" Stills

Estimate: $5,000 - $8,000

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Artist/Designer; Manufacturer: Eve Sussman (b. 1966); The Rufus Corporation
Marking(s); notes: no marking(s) apparent (consignor states they are labeled on reverse); 2005
Country of origin; materials: British; digital coupler print
Dimensions (H, W, D): S-Bahn: 34.5"h, 47.25"w; 43.25"h, 56"w frame / Mari: 34.5"h, 51.75"w; 43"h, 60.5"w frame / Grayson: 26.5"h, 73"w; 37"h, 83.75"w frame
Additional Information: Lot is comprised of three large scale stills from Eve Sussman's reinterpretation of the Roman myth, "The Rape of the Sabine Women." Images are individually titled "Women in the S-Bahn," "Mari and Gray at Window," and "Grayson Rises." The improvised dramatization is set in the 1960s, with a musical score by Jonathan Bepler taking the place of any dialogue. The film debuted at the 47th International Thessaloniki Film Festival in 2006, after which it presented on tour in Greece, Germany, the US and the UK. The Rufus Corporation is a group of artists and performers under the direction of artist Eve Sussman. "Her work originates from fascination with simple gestures and casual expressions, which she observes, captures, and stages in videos, films, installations and photographs." [source:] Provenance: Roebling Hall, New York, New York | Private Collection, New York & Palm Beach.

Spring 2021 Auction Series
Saturday, May 15th: Selections from the Estate of Paige Rense Noland (Session I)
Saturday, May 15th: Modern + Contemporary Art & Design (Session II)
Thursday, May 20th: Editions & Photography (Session III)

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good, minor creases/indentations throughout, "Mari" still with 3" textural difference at upper edge, not examined outside frames (condition of art only; frames show some wear and nicks, light scratches)