VALÉRIE BELIN, Black Women II (Untitled), 2006
41 x 36,5 x 5 cm
colour photo (38 x 34,5 cm) on high gloss paper + catalogue, linen bound box
signed, dated, numbered 19/20
edition 20 + 2 AP
published by Steidl Publishers, Göttingen, Germany
rare, in this condition
€ 4.200,- plus € 24,- Track & Trace registered EU mail
Valérie Belin’s (1964) photographs objects, such as glasses, silverware, Venetian mirrors, car motors, or animal carcasses. And also portraits. The concept of her method is simple; taking a photograph is a matter of light and exposure, then the subject seems to change of character.
The portrait photograph ‘Black Woman II’ by Valérie Belin shows a young woman with a remarkably smooth face. How is it possible that someone is made up so smoothly. Later I was told that this is the head of a mannequin made up as faithfully as possible as a human being. Every time I look at it I must try hard to see it as a doll with a wig and face paint. Odd. KvG
From brochure ‘When artists form ideas’, 2021, Parts Project, The Hague, Netherlands.
History of price:
eBay-lemutusliber, La Rochelle, France € 4.800,- November 2021