09-21-2018 09-21-2018
Skinner Auctions
Skinner Auctions Boston MA
3140B Boston
September 21, 2018 10:00AMCalender

Kenneth Josephson (American, b. 1932) New York State

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3140B Location: Boston Date / Time: September 21, 2018 10:00AM


Kenneth Josephson (American, b. 1932)

New York State, 1970. Titled, dated, signed, and inscribed "...Kenneth Josephson/Vintage print" with additional pencil annotations on the verso. Gelatin silver print on Agfa paper, image size 6 x 9 1/8 in. (15.2 x 23.1 cm), matted, unframed.
Condition: Subtle handling crimps, minor creases in margins u.r. and l.r.

Provenance: Purchased from Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, by the current owner in 2004. A copy of the original invoice accompanies the lot.

N.B. Kenneth Josephson is recognized as an early and influential practitioner of conceptual photography. "His black and white images famously layer pictures within pictures, focusing on the act of picture-making, offering playful commentary on photographic truth and illusion, and using the photograph itself to question the veracity of the medium." [1] Josephson's retrospective "Picture Fiction: Kenneth Josephson and Contemporary Photography" is on view at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago through December 30, 2018.
[1] http://www.kochgallery.com/artists/contemporary/Josephson/
Estimate $2,000-3,000

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Kenneth Josephson, B. Kenneth Josephson, Contemporary Photography, Chicago