Oct 22, 2020 - Sale 2548

Sale 2548 - Lot 226

Estimate: $ 5,000 - $ 7,500
9.8.2001-7.6.2004. The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Chromogenic print face-mounted to Diasec, the image measuring 40 1/4x47 1/4 inches (102.2x120 cm.), with Wesely's credit, title, date, and notation "for Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman" printed in the image; in the artist's steel frame. 2001-04

WITH--Sarah Hermanson Meister, Michael Wesely Open Shutter, (New York): The Museum of Modern Art, (2004)

Additional Details

Sarah Hermanson Meister, "Michael Wesely Open Shutter" (Museum of Modern Art), p. 38.
At the invitation of MoMA, Michael Wesely set up cameras at four locations to document the museum's three year construction and renovation project. The cameras' shutters remained open for the entire period, resulting in the longest photograph exposures on record. Buildings that were demolished or constructed often appear ghostlike, evoking simultaineously a vanishing and emerging presence. When the museum reopened in October 2004, the four large scale photographs produced by Wesely were exhibited as "Michael Wesely: Open Shutter at the Museum of Modern Art," and a monograph with that title was published. The photograph on offer is taken from the vantage point of The University Club.