Aug 13, 2020 - Sale 2544

Sale 2544 - Lot 279

Price Realized: $ 1,062
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 600 - $ 900

CRAIG COWAN (1947-1993)

Male nude (8).
Silver print, the image measuring 273.1x215.9 mm; 10 3/4x8 1/2 inches, the sheet 355.6x279.4 mm; 14x11 inches, with Cowan's signature, date, and numerical notation 8, in pencil, on verso. 1992.

Additional Details

Craig Cowan was a photographer in Los Angeles, most noted for his male nude studies. He died of complications related to AIDS in October, 1993.

Cowan's unique photographs overlay the golden ratio on classically-posed male nude figures. The juxtaposition invokes a relationship between the rigid geometrical lines and the more abstract, elusive figures.