SAVILLE, Jenny and LUCHFORD, Glen. Closed Contact. (Los Angeles: Gagosian Gallery, 2002).
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SAVILLE, Jenny and LUCHFORD, Glen.
(Los Angeles: Gagosian Gallery, 2002).
Folio (392 × 280 mm), pp.. 15 black-and-white and 14 colour photographs reproduced on a high gloss paper, text by Katherine Dunn, design by David James Associates. Pink paper-covered boards, spine and upper side lettered in black. Signed by Saville and Luchford in pencil to front free endpaper. Fine.
First edition, signed copy. As part of her research for a series of paintings Saville spent some months observing a cosmetic surgeon at work. With these photographs, in which she was photographed by Luchford whilst pressed against a sheet of glass, she was attempting to capture something of the violence she witnessed at the surgery. Initially the photographs were intended for use as reference material for her paintings but on seeing the results Saville felt that paint would not add anything to the images. Copies signed by both artists are scarce.
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