Fine Prints & Photography Online Auction

October 06, 2016

LOT 41

Lot 41

Peter Lik (1959-)

Peter Lik (1959-)
Lot 41 Details
Peter Lik (1959-), Australian


Colour silver hailde Fuji Archive print; signed and numbered 513/950 in gold pen and ink lower right
Image 26.6" x 79" — 67.6 x 200.7 cm.

Estimate $3,000-$4,000

Realised: $4,080
Price Includes Buyer's Premium ?

Lot Report


Peter Lik Gallery, Canal Shops at the Venetian, Las Vegas from whom purchased by Casey Combden accompanied by the Certificate of Authenticity dated 9/26/2005;
From whom purchased by the present Private Collection, Markham, Ontario


Peter Lik, Spirit of America, (Peter Lik, AUS), Oct. 2003, frontispiece


Echoes of Silence is one of the artist’s photographs made after coming to the United States in 1984 to photograph landscapes in all 50 states. After five years and some 50,000 miles of travel, the project culminated in 1000 rolls of film. Highlights of Lik’s trans-American odyssey can be found in his book Spirit of America, the cover of which features this rare photograph.


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LOT 41

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  • 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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