Lot 2, Gilbert Hage - Beirut #8 (2004, date of printing 2022) - Ans Azura - ONLINE ART AUCTIONS

Beirut #8 (2004, date of printing 2022)


Size: 110 x 110 cm (Unframed); 114 x 114 cm (Framed)

Medium: Pigmented print mounted on aluminum (photography)

Edition 4/5 +2AP


The artist

This artwork is accompanied by a certificate of authenticity



Price realised €5,500

Estimate €8,000 - €10,000


“...through the real and the unreal, the animated and inanimate, Gilbert Hage perpetuates antagonisms. In his photographs, theatricality gets closer to what Genet considers the stage as an artificial place and a ‘glorification of the Image and the Reflection.’ Through the play of reflections in abyss, through chiasms and oxymorons, Gilbert Hage introduces us to an elusive Beirut.” (Ghada Waked, 2004)

Gilbert Hage is a photographer. He lives, teaches and works in Lebanon. His photographic projects include Toufican Zombies? (2021), The Earth Is Like a Child That Knows Poems by Heart (2020), Things Will Happen Elsewhere. Things Are Always Happening (2019), The Place That Remains (2018), What If Celine Jiged On The Right Flute? (2017), I Hated You Already Because of the Lies I Had Told You (2011), Why Do We Feel Like Kafka? (2011), Eleven Views of Mount Ararat (2009), Strings (aka With Strings Attached (2008), Pillows (2007) Screening Berlin (2006), 242 cm2 (2006), Homeland 1 (aka Toufican Ruins? 2006), Phone [Ethics] (2006), Here and Now (2004), Beirut (2004), Anonymous (2002), and Roses (1999). He is the co-publisher and co-editor, with Jalal Toufic, of Underexposed Books.

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