Capture Benefit Auction
1st Session

September 07 - September 21, 2022


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $1,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
892 18-Sep-2022 09:29:11 PM $1,000
872345 18-Sep-2022 04:34:33 PM $900
872363 18-Sep-2022 11:53:20 AM $800
14007 18-Sep-2022 08:06:14 AM $700
29060 07-Sep-2022 01:45:26 PM $600

LOT h006

1946 -

Glue Pour
archival inkjet print
on verso signed, titled, dated 1969 - 2022 and inscribed "Disc Edition 2" and "Robert Smithson UBC Endowment" on a label
17 7/7 x 12 in, 45.7 x 30.5 cm

Estimate: $800 - $1,200 CAD

Sold for: $1,250

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Courtesy of the Artist

From the late 1960s to the mid ’70s, Christos Dikeakos’s photographic practice played an important role in the development of conceptual photography in Vancouver. His work engages in the memories, histories, and urban typologies within contemporary cityscapes. Glue Pour documents a project realized with American artist Robert Smithson, who was known for his land art. Dikeakos states that “Glue Pour, for Smithson, was to be a study in erosional aesthetics. As it was happening, there must have been ideas and thoughts realized, like the multiple identities that occur in a fluid state of past to present time.” The location of the site was identified by two signs: a yellow sign that read “Information,” recalling the title of a 1970 MoMA exhibition of conceptual art, and another sign almost at the edge of the pour site that read “Do Not Dump Refuse.” The site is within what is today called Pacific Spirit Regional Park, BC.

Dikeakos has been exhibiting since 1969 and has presented work at venues such as the Vancouver Art Gallery; Kelowna Art Gallery; McMaster Museum of Art, Hamilton; Portland Institute of Contemporary Art; and Whatcom Museum of Art, Bellingham, amongst others. His works can be found in numerous national and international collections. Dikeakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, and currently lives and works in Vancouver.

Consignor proceeds will benefit Capture Photography Festival.

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Curatorial text courtesy of Capture Photography Festival.

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