Birney Imes (American, born 1951); Untitled (Spring and Winter) from the series "Whispering Pines"; (3)
Lot 8
Birney Imes
(American, born 1951)
Untitled (Spring and Winter) from the series "Whispering Pines" 3
US$ 3,000 - 5,000
£2,200 - 3,700

Lot Details
Birney Imes (American, born 1951); Untitled (Spring and Winter) from the series "Whispering Pines"; (3) Birney Imes (American, born 1951); Untitled (Spring and Winter) from the series "Whispering Pines"; (3)
Birney Imes (American, born 1951)
Untitled (Spring and Winter) from the series "Whispering Pines", 1993
Three chromogenic prints, each signed and numbered '1/10' on the verso. (3)
each 28 1/4 x 36in (71.8 x 91.4cm)
sheet each 30 x 40in (76.2 x 101.6cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    With Rosegallery, Santa Monica.
    Literature
    Imes, Whispering Pines, University Press of Mississippi, 1994, pls. 8, 24 and 49.

    Atmospheric locations have been Imes's stock in trade and "Whispering Pines," a decaying roadside tavern in rural Mississippi, has proved to be one of the richest and most compelling sources for his photographs. He came upon the place as a fledgling photographer and so began a relationship that would last twenty years. "It was overwhelming, and it was irresistible," Imes has written, "...the stuff--it was everywhere inside and out: coin scales, pinball machines, juke boxes, lawn mowers, old campaign posters, newspapers, guns, cigar boxes, and beer signs."
    From this cornucopia of memorabilia, Imes has produced a series of cigar-box still lifes, each a miniature jewel-like collage that becomes a surprising microcosm of the place. Whispering Pines is Imes' affectionate and nostalgic homage to a time and place which has now vanished.

    Please see lot 111 for another example of the artist's work from this influential series.
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