Untitled (New York Times Pre-Election Self Portrait Commission), 2000
archival pigment print
signed in ink (on accompanying label)
image: 2278 in. x 1812 in. (58.1 x 46.9 cm.)
sheet: 2734 x 2212 in. (70.4 x 57.1 cm.)
This work is number twenty-three from an edition of twenty-five plus five artist's proofs.
Courtesy of the artist and Salon 94, New York.
Brought to you by

Lot Essay

Bronx-born photographer Lyle Ashton Harris, implements personal experience and a fascination with documentation to explore ideas of gender, sexuality, belonging, and various cultural narrative. The present lot, Untitled (New York Times Pre-Election Self Portrait Commission), 2000 touches on Harris’s interest in the historical objectification of the Black figure in Western culture at a time when mass incarceration was continuing to rise at an alarming rate. Harris’s work is intensely personal as evidenced in the Aperture text Lyle Ashton Harris: Today I Shall Judge Nothing That Occurs, a collection of images and portraits alongside journal entries and recollections from the 1980s and 1990s, a time of emerging multiculturalism, shifts in the art world and nascent globalization. Another print of this image resides in the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Related Articles

More from
Place your bid Condition report

A Christie's specialist may contact you to discuss this lot or to notify you if the condition changes prior to the sale.

I confirm that I have read this Important Notice regarding Condition Reports and agree to its terms. View Condition Report