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Kahn/Selesnick (British, b.1964)
LOT ID: 64027
Bufa Toad and Mango Tree, Kauai, 1999

Other, Color laser Print on Cotton Paper
7.5 х 72 in. (19.05 x 182.88 cm.)
Signed, on recto with stamp, date and edition.
Edition 2/10
Lot description
Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn, Bufa Toad and Mango Tree, Kauai, 1999. Color laser Print on Cotton Paper, image size is 7.5 x 72 inches (19.1 x 182.9 cm); paper size is 7.5 x 72 inches (19.1 x 182.9 cm). Edition 2 of 10. Signed, stamped, dated and numbered.

Sale of this print benefits the Photographic Resource Center, a non-profit arts organization based in Boston that serves as a vital forum for the exploration and interpretation of new work, ideas, and methods in photography and related media.

Richard Selesnick and Nicholas Kahn have been collaborating as Kahn/Selesnick since 1988 on a series of complex narrative photo-novellas and sculptural installations. They were both born in 1964, in New York City and London respectively and both are British citizens. They met at Washington University in St Louis where they collaborated informally from 1982-86 as photography majors. After graduation and a couple of years of showing their art separately they migrated to Cape Cod, Massachusetts to work on an evolving series of projects, some painting based, some photo based, all involving fictional attributions, narratives and sculpture. Between 1988 and 1995 they worked on installations combining painted portraits on plaster panels, bread, honey and wax sculptures displayed in wooden ritual architecture. A residency at The Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown Massachusetts helped them create an elaborate full-scale oaken chapel; 'Der Ruteloft des Bet'ubten Bienenkaisers (The Rood-Loft of the Drunken Beekeeper) with 120 painted panels, all of heads in profile sprouting psychoactive plants from their mouths.
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