Feb 17, 2011 - Sale 2237

Sale 2237 - Lot 130

Price Realized: $ 3,120
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 1,500
Tell me, I beseech you, when I casted my vote to you, did I cast it to the wind?.

Chromogenic print on Kodak Professional paper, 1996. 480x584 mm; 18 7/8x23 inches, full margins. Signed and numbered 34/75 in black ink on the verso.

This photograph was made for the 1996 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. Another impression of this print was exhibited at the Miami Art Museum, Visual Poetics: Art and the Word, April 25 - November 16, 2003.

Carrie Mae Weems reproduced Gustave LeGray's iconic early photograph, Brig on the Water, 1856, in this union of old and new technologies--LeGray was known for his painterly tendencies, while Weems typically portrays anthropological and historical events interspersed with text.