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Sale 2504 Lot 175
KHALIK ALLAH (1985 - )
Archival pigment print, 2015. 406x610 mm; 16x24 inches. Signed, dated, titled and numbered 1/9 in ink, verso.
Provenance: acquired directly from the artist; private collection, Washington DC (2015).
Photographer and documentary filmmaker, Khalik Allah was born to a Jamaican mother and an Iranian father in New Haven, New York in 1985. At the age of 19, Allah was already producing the documentary film Popa Wu: A 5% Story which took four years to make He is known for short films such as Black Mother (2010), which depicts people on the island of Jamaica and Antonyms of Beauty (2013), whose subject is a homeless man in Haiti and one feature Field Niggas (2015) (the title is derived from a remark by Malcolm X). Allah was also one of the cinematographers for Beyoncé's Lemonade. In 2010, Allah also took up still photography focusing on the inhabitants of the notorious Harlem corner of 125th Street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.
In 60, Khalik Allah captures a woman shortly before she was beaten up. He decided to name this photograph 60, because as he states, "it was literally a minture after I shot it that she got jumped. I didn't photograph that, because I already gained her confidence when I asked her for permission for the first shot. Didn't want to disrespect that confidence." Many of these images are included in his 2017 photobook Souls Against the Concrete published by the University of Texas Press. Courtesy of lomography and The New Yorker magazine.
Estimate $2,000 - 3,000Price Realized (with Buyer's Premium) $2,750