Lot Details

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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Publication: D. Eccher, ed., Jenny Saville, Milan, 2005, pp. 40-42 and 125 (illustrated)
The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Surface Abrasions / Scratches
Area: Image
Location: Overall
Notes: One work has a 1/4" scratch and small 1/8" dimple on surface.

Another work has some light surface scuffing, not visible in the case.
Degree: Minor

Definition Key
Image The central image area, composition, or focal point; the area inside the margins/plate marks.
Margin Areas bordering the central image, outside the plate marks, or the perimeter area.
Edge The farthest edge of the object.
Verso The reverse/back of the object.

Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
Moderate Noticeable damage, increasing in severity and/or size; should be monitored or corrected by a conservator.
Major Distinct, recognizable damage; the stability of the work is questionable and risk is a factor. Requires the attention of a conservator.
Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Gagosian Gallery
Rome, Museo d' Arte Contemporanea di Roma, Jenny Saville, 1995 (another edition number exhibited)
  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 15.5 x 11.4 in. (39.37 x 28.96 cm.)
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