Lot 55: Robert Flynt

Untitled (MMM; 18.8.70)
Dye sublimation print on aluminum 16 inch diameter (circular)
Series: Inverts
Edition 1/5
Signed verso ink
Courtesy of the artist
Fair Market Value

BIO: Robert Flynt’s work has been widely exhibited in the US and abroad since 1980. In 1992 it was featured in New Photography at MoMA in NYC, where it is in the permanent collection, as well as in the Metropolitan Museum, ICP, LACMA, MFA Houston, among many others. Flynt received fellowships from MacDowell, Light Work, Art Masters, Bogliasco (Italy) and Valparaiso (Spain). He has collaborated extensively with choreographers and performers at PS122, The Kitchen, BAM, Centre Pompidou, and elsewhere. His monograph, Compound Fracture (Twin Palms) received a Best Books of the Year award from the American Institute of Graphic Arts.

STATEMENT: The Inverts series is made up of selected unique-image combinations, light-drawn gures printed onto found book pages, that are originally created in negative, then inverted, enlarged, and tweaked to become a kind of digital “paper negative” for editioned work. Given the focus on sensuality in general and the male nude in particular, there is a deliberate play on the historically derogatory term “invert.”

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