SELLS FOR RECORD PRICE AT SOTHEBY'S
David Yarrow 'MANKIND' 2014 ©David Yarrow
Among some of the best emerging contemporary talents,
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,
, was offered in the
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 below:
Let's talk a bit about your work
- a highlight of the forthcoming
sale. How did this image come about?
I 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
. There are a lot of cameo stories within it so you can look at it for hours and still see new narratives.
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Due 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
or to make an appointment to visit our gallery:
HS 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.
Yarrow 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 level."
"WILD ENCOUNTERS" BOOK ON DISPLAY
THE AMERICAN IDOL (YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK, WYOMING, 2014)
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