LOT S101 UTA BARTH / FROM "...AND TO DRAW A BRIGHT WHITE LINE WITH LIGHT." UNTITLED (2012.A)
Inkjet print on archival heavyweight matte paper in artist's frame
20-1/4 x 30-1/4 inches (51.4 x 76.8 cm), paper size
Edition 24 of 30 plus 2 AP's
Auction estimate: $10,000
Gift of the artist and 1301PE, Los Angeles
Uta Barth is a German-born contemporary photographer who lives and works in Los
Angeles. After receiving the MacArthur "Genius" Fellowship in 2012, she noted that she
still plans to teach on a part-time basis because teaching forces her to "put language to"
what she is thinking. With this series of photographs, Barth continues her exploration
of the nature of seeing, offering atmospheric tableaux that challenge our perceptions of
the physical world. Barth's works have always hovered between the painterly and the
cinematic, but the latest also serve as a meditation on photography itself, as suggested
by the series title—photography being a means of drawing with light.
Her work is represented in numerous public and private collections worldwide,
including MOMA; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Guggenheim Museum; the Tate
Gallery; MOCA, Los Angeles, and the J Paul Getty Museum.
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