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    lot 731 — Sonja Yakovleva, ”Pool Party“ (2020)

sold in slot Let experi­ments become attitude / THE FAIREST in auction Chapter 6
Concluded. 2021/9/25, 3 pm to 6 pm
auction finished. artworks are no longer visible for licensing reasons.

minimum price   336 €
price estimate   460 €
sale price   440 €

size   80 x 60 cm
edition   No. 35 out of 50 plus 5 artist’s proof
signature   Signed "SY" + edition number
provenience   Artist
condition   Perfect
technique   Laser paper cut on solid bleached board 300g/m2

For Yakovleva, the medium of the paper cut functions as a complex technique of visibility and invisibility. On a simple level, one sees things that aren’t there. The intervening space of the shadow forms the line that circumscribes the depicted body. This is one of the basic operational modes of erotic photography as well as the artistic and literary principle of pouring flattery on the female subject (“curvy stars”), something the artist breaks with not only her choice of motifs but moreover the technique itself.

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