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|Mindestpreis || 2.200 €|
|Schätzpreis || 3.000 €|
The piece draws its title from a quote from Michelangelo Antonioni’s classic movie ‘Blow up’, in which the protagonist realizes that he might have witnessed a murder when in the process of developing pictures taken in a park and zooming them in.
|Größe || 133 x 150 cm|
|Edition || Auflage 1/2 + 2|
|Signatur || Künstlerexemplare, umseitig signiert|
|Rahmen || nein|
|Zustand || makellos|
|Technik || Fine Art Print|
Bill is an artist who paints abstract pictures, in which the viewer is lead to subjective interpretation and projection onto the picture. He can recognize things, ‘like finding a clue in a detective story’, so the pictures would ‘sort themselves out’. In a similar way, the photo could be a proof that a corpse was laying behind a bush, or depict anything else, once taken out of the photo series’ context.
The found picture used for this piece was apparently hidden for decades before being exposed to a wider public. The ambivalence around the familiarity of the photographed people falls apart as soon as the blown up original material reveals some details – besides the well known woman’s face – and sheds a light on the trio’s identity. The shot was made by Cecil Stoughton at an afterparty on the day J.F.K. celebrated his birthday and Marilyn Monroe sung ‘Happy Birthday’ publicly to him. The picture could have been an almost politically explosive photograph of the three iconic American figures, unfolding associations to their relationships and the dubi- ous rumors around them; whereas seen from another perspective and context, this could just have been a picture of a high society event.
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