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Wednesday, June 07, 2017
DAVID YARROW'S "MANKIND" SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE AT SOTHEBY'S!
Among some of the best emerging contemporary talents,
David Yarrow's MANKIND sells for a record breaking $78,000
at Sotheby's May Sale.
David Yarrow has a photographic
career spanning more than thirty years. From his origins in sports
photography, he has travelled the globe documenting the most remarkable
aspects of human nature and the animal kingdom with his distinctive eye.
Famous for his 'close-up' approach, Yarrow has explored some of the
most dangerous environments on earth. One of his monumental landscape
works, Mankind, was offered in the Photographs sale at Sotheby's in London on May 19th.
Prior to his success of the record sale, David sits down with
Mariko Finch at Sotheby's Magazine. Read excerpts of the interview
MF: Let's talk a bit about your work Mankind - a highlight of the forthcoming Photographs sale. How did this image come about?
often say if I can take three or four big pictures a year, that's my
goal. The big pictures are ones you can look at for a long time.
Photography is not about the camera, it's about access, it's about being
in the position to take the picture. I wanted somewhere biblical in
scale. I do a lot of research before arriving somewhere, and in doing my
homework I realised the topography of the cattle camp in South Sudan is
very flat. Therefore, to get a sense of scale I had to have a point of
raised elevation, which the landscape was not going to afford me. It's
quite dangerous and complicated to get there anyway, but I knew I had to
take a ladder with me. Wading it across the Nile in three feet of water
was certainly an interesting experience! I was the first white
photographer there for many years, and I was helped by a Norwegian aid
organisation and the police to secure my safety. Once I'd gifted the
locals with cow medicine for their cattle then I was greeted warmly. You
can't just turn up - if you do you can find yourself in a lot of
trouble. I knew I wanted to work on a large scale image, and lots of
things changed for me after I made Mankind. There are a lot of cameo stories within it so you can look at it for hours and still see new narratives. To read moreclick here
to its high demand and rising popularity, we expect MANKIND to sell out
this week. Don't miss the opportunity to own one of David Yarrow's
spectacular photographs that will stand the test of time.
For more information on how to reserve one of David Yarrow's works
ICONIC PHOTOGRAPHS OF THE WORLD'S VANISHING ANIMALS AND CULTURES
Limited Edition Book
Size: 23" x 20"
Limited edition print included of Bengal Tiger, signed and numbered by the artist.
"A collection of unparalleled nature
photography spanning seven continents by one of the world's foremost
photographers. Capturing the splendor and very soul of what remains wild
and free in our world through incredibly intimate close enough to
touch-portraits, Wild Encounters chronicles legendary photographer David
Yarrow's photographic exploits in the field. Driven by a passion for
sharing and preserving the Earth's last great wild cultures and species,
Yarrow is as much a conservationist as a photographer and artist. His
work has transcended wildlife photography, and is now collected and
shown as fine art in some of the most famed galleries around the world.
goes Pole-to-Pole, continent-to-continent mountain to tundra to
primordial jungle-inviting us to truly connect with a subject that we
mistakenly think we have seen before.Yarrow takes the familiar lions,
elephants, tigers, polar bears and makes them new again by creating
iconic images that deliberately connect with us at a highly emotional