Carli Hermès (b. 1963)

Lot 311: Carli Hermès' most characteristic photograph (5 copies only!)

Adams Amsterdam Auctions

October 17, 2017
Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Description: - HERMÈS, Carli (Dutch 1963). The Apple, 1999/2009. Chromogenic print, titled, signed 'Carli Hermès' and numbered '2/5' (on the reverse of the mount); under plexiglas, flush-mounted on dibond. Very good condition. Added: Carli Hermès. Glitz. Abcoude, Uitgeverij Uniepers, 2003, 24 pp., signed by the artist.
Dimensions: 130 x 100 cm.
Artist or Maker: HERMÈS, Carli (Dutch 1963).
Provenance: Private collection; Smelik en Stokking, The Hague, 1999
Iconic image of the world-famous photographer, which is, in the artist's own words, a shot that characterises his photography the most: 'Op de vraag wat een foto een typische Carli Hermès foto maakt, zegt de fotograaf: “Een foto als Apple – een foto van een blond meisje met een knalgroene appel in haar mond, die ik in 1999 schoot voor het Bonnefantenmuseum in Maastricht. Het vertegenwoordigt alle karakteristieken van mijn werk. Het bruist van de energie, is surrealistisch en een klein beetje gek' (In: Carli Hermès, Three Decades of Uncompromising Photography. Houten, Uitgeverij Terra, 2016). The photograph was also featured on the cover of Glitz. Since the initial print numbered '2/5' had been damaged, it was burnt and replaced by the artist in 2009.
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