Celebrity Charity: Annie Leibovitz sells new print to raise funds for charity
ZURICH: Hauser & Wirth is celebrating the renowned American photographer in the win exhibition, “Annie Leibovitz: Restful Lifestyles,” which is on the 2nd on hand on the mega-gallery’s net spot.
The presentation paperwork how the coronavirus pandemic has forced Leibovitz to leave from the portraiture-based work she is famous for and to embrace photojournalism.
“Annie Leibovitz: Restful Lifestyles” combines photography from a project done by the artist sooner than the onset of the international health crisis alongside a sequence of newest photography made at some level of the lockdown.
The earliest photography explore areas inhabited by folks from the previous who comprise been essential to Leibovitz, comparable to Emily Dickinson, Georgia O’Keeffe and Virginia Woolf.
“It wasn’t an project. It used to be very non-public. I traveled alone to areas that me. There comprise been no folks in the photos. I photographed properties and landscapes and objects that belonged to folks that comprise been no longer there,” the artist talked about in an announcement.
The diversified physique of work featured in “Annie Leibovitz: Restful Lifestyles” consist of photography that doc the panorama of her home in upstate Contemporary York, where she has been residing at some level of the quarantine length.
Nine photography of this time in self-isolation comprise been mixed in a miniature-model print, entitled “Upstate,” which is on the 2nd on hand for US$1,000 as an model of A hundred.
“Upstate” is offered below the umbrella of Hauser & Wirth’s new international philanthropic and charitable initiative #artforbetter, with all proceeds of the sales being split equally between Dusky Lives Matter, the Equal Justice Initiative and Covid-19 Harmony Response Fund for the World Health Organisation.
The worth of this composite grid of Leibovitz’s lockdown photography is removed from the prices done at public sale by the artist’s signature celeb portraits.
5 photography by Leibovitz went below the hammer in April at some level of Sotheby’s “Photos” sale, with a portrait of Liberace and Scott Thorson surpassing its high pre-sale estimate of US$7,000 to win US$15,000.