Concrete Contemporary Art Online Auction

April 13, 2017

LOT 30

Lot 30


Lot 30 Details


chromogenic print
titled, dated 2008 and numbered on gallery label on the backing
40 ins x 53.5 ins; 101.6 cms x 135.9 cms

Estimate $7,000-$9,000

Realised: $7,200
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report

Additional Images
  • ADAD HANNAH (1971-)
  • ADAD HANNAH (1971-)

Private Collection, Toronto

Pierre-François Ouellette Art Contemporain, Montreal


Adad Hannah’s theatrical, living photographs - also known as “tableaux vivantes” - lie at the intersection of performance, choreography, and fine art. Hannah video-records reconstructed, staged models of famous art historical works, such as The Raft of Medusa and Las Meninas, and of family photographs taken before his birth. He calls attention to the construction of meaning in these images and historical artefacts and the historic associations between the various visual media. Hannah believes “Our experiences are valid tools to be brought to the work of art in the present moment. That’s not to say it’s not interesting to learn what went into making a historical work, but when we go to a museum and there’s a panel on the wall that tell you what the piece is about, that suggests you need to stop there and not create your own meaning in relation to the work. Meaning is arrived at through negotiation.”


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LOT 30

About Condition Ratings

  • 5 Stars: Excellent - No discernable damage, flaws or imperfections
  • 4 Stars: Very Good - Minor flaws or imperfections visible only under close inspection using specialised instruments or black light
  • 3 Stars: Good - Minor flaws visible upon inspection under standard lighting
  • 2 Stars: Fair - Exhibits flaws or damage that may draw the eye under standard lighting
  • 1 Star: Poor - Flaws or damage immediately apparent under standard lighting (examples: missing components, rips, broken glass, damaged surfaces, etc.)

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