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38. Marc Atkins

Water Towers 0096

Estimate: £380 - 580

The Christmas Auction - Lot 38, Marc Atkins, Water Towers 0096

Signed, dated and titled (on the front): stamped, dated, titled and numbered (on the reverse)
Digital chromogenic type archival photographic print on paper
33 x 49.5 cm.
Created in 2019
This work is number 1 from an edition of 30.

Marc Atkins captures the beauty and perplexity of water towers in crisp definition. 

"I’ve always been captivated by water towers and pylons, they are like alien constructs, Ballardian fabrications, structures not quite graspable". The water towers are suffused in the golden glow of the setting or rising sun, casting intense shadows across their smooth concrete surface. It is a familiar sight, but not often captured with such dignity and beauty as in Marc's photographs. 

Characteristic of Marc's work are scenes that appear both elegant and desolate. Marc sites the redolence of a room, a remote landscape, or the multi layering of the city as his chosen subjects.

Marc's work has led him to travel widely and spend extended periods of time in Rome, Detroit, New York, Warsaw and Paris.


Selected group exhibitions: Seven Artists, Eleven, Spitalfields  2019. The Summer Exhibition, The Royal Academy, London 2019. Group Show, The Royal British Society of Sculptors, London. Portraits, The National Portrait Gallery, London.

Solo Photography Publications: The Teratologists, Liquid City (with Iain Sinclair), Catalogue, Faces of Mathematics, Thirteen and Warzsawa.

Marc Atkins' work is included in several international photography compilations, including The World's Top Photographers (alongside work by Guy Bourdin, Bettina Rheims, Robert Mapplethorpe and Rankin). 

Marc's artwork has been acquired for public and private collections, including Tate, The National Portrait Gallery, and The University of Cambridge.

Marc Atkins is also including Mikolow 1058 in this auction. 

The Christmas Auction - Lot 38, Marc Atkins, Water Towers 0096

07 Dec Dec 07

Menier Gallery, London SE1 1RU