Sotheby’s Diamonds’ The Ricci Exhibition, presents the glamorous works of ERIK MADIGAN HECK and is now on display at Sotheby’s on Bond Street. Further works by the photographer are available from GoSee member TRUNK ARCHIVE. And meet TRUNK ARCHIVE this year once again at UPDATE17 on 6 October in Berlin.
“This summer, Sotheby’s is celebrating the Art of the Season – the very best in quintessentially British events that pepper the social calendar throughout the summer – and the new Sotheby’s Diamonds salon is the perfect place to choose jewels for the season, assisted by a dedicated team offering a bespoke service for any occasion or event,” says the traditional London auction house.
“Sotheby’s Diamonds celebrated the opening of the new London Salon and its contemporary collection of modern diamond masterpieces by commissioning a set of photographs by renowned photographer, Erik Madigan Heck. Approaching photography with the same eye as high art, Heck captures the essence of the great masters by using his camera as a paint brush – celebrating the jewels and the art that inspired them.”
“I always wanted to be a painter; I suppose most photographers secretly do,” says Erik Madigan Heck. “My mother was a painter. We painted together when I was a child, and she took me to the museum almost every week to look at paintings,” ERIK MADIGAN HECK tells us, who photographs for clients including The New York Times magazine, Vanity Fair, TIME, The New Yorker and Harper’s Bazaar UK. In 2013, he was one of the youngest photographers to receive the ICP Infinity Award, and at the beginning of the year, he published his monograph with powerful imagery at Thames & Hudson and Abrams Books titled Old Future, which presents works from the past ten years. Further information on the cooperation is available via the British Journal of Photography.
Erik Madigan Heck is a regular contributor to The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, TIME, The New Yorker, and Harper's Bazaar UK. In 2013 he became one of the youngest photographers to receive the prestigious ICP Infinity Award, and in 2015 was awarded with the Art Directors Club’s Gold Medal and the AI-IP American Photography award for his Old Masters Portfolio, published by The New York Times Magazine. In 2017 Heck published his first public monograph with Thames & Hudson and Abrams Books titled Old Future. Heck is currently the artist in residence for the MPS Graduate Programme at The School of Visual Arts. His advertising clients include Sotheby's, Clinique, Nike, Neiman Marcus, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The New York City Ballet, The GAP, VH1, Gentle Monster, among others.
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