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3635T Marlborough
May 11, 2021 12:00 PM - May 20, 2021 07:00 PMCalender

Mary Kocol (American, b. 1962) Christmas Window, Somerville, MA

Auction: American & European Works of Art - 3635T Location: Marlborough Date / Time: May 11, 2021 12:00PM


Mary Kocol (American, b. 1962)

Christmas Window, Somerville, MA, 1989. Signed "Mary Kocol" in black ink l.r. Chromogenic print, sight size 36 1/2 x 24 1/2 in. (92.8 x 62.3 cm), framed.
Condition: Cockling, not examined out of frame.

N.B. Mary Kocal's urban twilight photographs of the Somerville area transform scenes of domestic normalcy into compositions of wonder. The Museum of Modern Art included a print of Christmas Window, Somerville, MA in the seminal 1991 exhibition Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort. In addition to MoMA, her photographs are in the permanent collections of the Getty Museum, Victoria and Albert Museum, and the MFA, Boston. Kocal is a Guggenheim Fellow, receiving the prestigious grant in 1993. She earned a master's degree in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design and resides in the Boston area.
Estimate $400-600

Frame size 38 x 26 1/8 in. (96.6 x 66.3 cm)

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Mary Kocol, Mary Kocal, Victoria