Lot 1025
Barbara Abel (b. 1944), Two Photographs from Tragic Beauties
Lot Details & Additional Photographs
Chromogenic prints, circa 2012, titles to include Serenity and Desire, both pencil signed, titled, and numbered as editions of 45 to matting, also signed and numbered in ink in the margins, housed in uniform matting and framing.

SS 19 x 14 3/8 in.; DOA 30 3/8 x 24 1/4 in.

From the Personal Collection of Dr. Carlos Garcia-Velez and Dr. W. Kent Davis, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Rice Polak Gallery, Provincetown, Massachusetts

These two works are from a series called Tragic Beauties, in which Barbara Abel photographed European mannequins from the turn of the 20th century that were stored in a Detroit warehouse. Abel was fascinated by the incorporation of elements such as human hair, glass eyes, and teeth made of denture material in an effort to create such lifelike figures.

$400 - 800