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This black-and-white nude study from Deruytter's early career renders the female body purely as an object of visual interest. In its neoclassical sensibility and extreme objectification of the nude form, "Saskia I" marks the artist as a contemporary of Robert Mapplethorpe and Helmut Newton.

Wouter Deruytter (b. 1967) is a contemporary Belgian photographer who brings dramatic flair and an outsider’s eye to his images of cowboys, sheiks, circus performers, drag queens, and Crow warriors, among many others. He has also photographed landscapes ranging from Egypt to the American West. Deruytter has had solo exhibitions at Galerie Torch, Amsterdam, Netherlands (2011); Galeria Omar Alonso, Puerto Vallarto, Mexico (2003, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2010); the United Nations (2007); David Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2007); Caermersklooster Museum, Ghent, Belgium (2006); Chelsea Art Museum, New York, NY (2005); Briggs Robinson Gallery, New York, NY (2005); Wessel + O’Connor Gallery, New York, NY (2000, 2005); George Billis Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2005); Rose Gallery, Santa Monica, CA (2001); Galerie James Van Damme, Brussels, Belgium (2001); Museo de Arte Carillo Gil, Mexico City, Mexico (2000); Galeria Óscar Román, Mexico City, Mexico (2000); Galerie Annette De Keyser, Antwerp, Belgium (1998, 1999); Bogarden Chapel, Brugge, Belgium (1999); and others. He lives and works in New York, NY.

Selected Public Collections:
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY
National Portrait Gallery, Washington, DC
Chelsea Art Museum, New York, USA
Museum of Modern Art (PMMK), Ostend, Belgium
City Council, Roeselare, Belgium
Maison Européenne de la Photographie, Paris, France

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The seller has recorded the following condition for this lot:
Area: Other area
Location: Lower right
Notes: chip to frame, as pictured.
Degree: Moderate

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Minor An existing condition which generally does not involve risk of loss.
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Extreme Advanced and severe damage; work is insecure and at great risk.

  • Pickup Location: New York, USA
  • Shipping Dimensions: 35 x 35 in. (88.9 x 88.9 cm.)
Accepted: Wire Transfer
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