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Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville (British)
LOT ID: 78121
Closed Contact A-D (four works), 2002

Cibachrome
15.5 х 11.4 in. (39.37 x 28.96 cm.)
Signed, "Glenn Luchford Saville" and lettered "A-D" and numbered 7/25 in black marker on the reverse.
Edition 7/25
Lot description
Each 15.5 x 11.4 inches (39.4 x 28.9 cm). Each work is number 7 of an edition of 25 plus one artist's proof.

This is the complete set of four cibachromes, on matte photo paper mounted to mat board (as issued), the full sheets, with four photographic catalogues from the exhibition "Closed Contact: Jenny Saville Glen Luchford" at Gagosian Gallery Los Angeles; all books bound in original flesh-colored paper covers and contained in original Plexiglas boxes.

Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville have collaborated extensively on projects which challenge our notions of beauty and the human body. The "Closed Contact" series uses Saville as the model, pushing and distorting her flash into strange configurations. Their collaborative work has been featured at galleries and museums including including the ICA (London), Pace (New York), and Gagosian (Los Angeles), MoMA and The Victoria And Albert Museum. Their work was also the subject of a 1998 documentary film.

Young British Artist Jenny Saville (b.1970) first received critical acclaim in the 1990 Royal College of Art exhibition ‘Contemporary ‘90’ while she was still finishing her BA at the Glasgow School of Art, Scotland. After graduating in 1992, Saville continued to attract attention with her large, heavily painted canvases that frankly portray nudes with striking perspective and physicality, which were included in the significant exhibitions ‘Young British Artists III’ at the Saatchi Gallery in London (1994) and ‘Sensation: Young British Artists from the Saatchi Collection’, which originated in 1997 at the Royal Academy of Arts, London and ended in 1999 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art, New York. Since then, Saville’s work has been featured in major museum and gallery shows throughout the world, with recent solo shows at The Ashmolean Museum of Art and Archaeology, Oxford, England (2012); Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY (2011); Gagosian Gallery, London, England (2010); and the Museum d’Arte Contemporanea Roma, Rome, Italy (2005).

Glen Luchford (b. 1968) is a preeminent British fashion photographer and filmmaker whose work has been featured in numerous magazines internationally including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Interview and W. His celebrity portraits have also been widely published. Luchford is noted for his advertising campaigns for major luxury brands including Prada, Chloe, YSL, NARS, DVF, Valentino, Levi's, Mercedes Benz, VW, Hugo Boss, Jaguar, Barney’s and Calvin Klein. In 2000, Luchford directed a film called "Here to Where," about a filmmaker following a man stranded in an airport, which was nominated for the the Michael Powell Award at the Edinburgh Festival in 2001. Celebrated for his richly colorful and cinematic style, Luchford's first monograph of photos was published in 2009. Luchford's work has been exhibited at The Victoria and Albert Museum, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, and MoMA Queens (2004) and his work is contained in the permanent collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum.
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Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
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  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
  • Closed Contact A-D (four works) by Glen Luchford and Jenny Saville
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