Capture Benefit Auction
1st Session

September 07 - September 21, 2022

This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $4,500 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
872379 18-Sep-2022 12:49:15 AM $4,500 autobid
14007 18-Sep-2022 12:49:15 AM $4,250
872379 15-Sep-2022 01:32:20 PM $4,000

LOT h001

1959 -

Cartier, Tokyo Showrooms
digital print on metallic paper
on verso titled Tokyo Showrooms Series - Cartier, editioned 1/3 and dated 2014 on a label
15 x 21 1/2 in, 38.1 x 54.6 cm

Estimate: $6,000 - $8,000 CAD

Sold for: $5,625

Preview at:

Courtesy of the Artist

Since the 1980s, Vikky Alexander’s practice, which includes photography, sculpture, installation, and collage, has examined cultures of desire and utopian ideals. Early in her career, Alexander initiated what turned out to be a long-term interest in the use of appropriated imagery from magazines and other popular media sources, which she uses to critique consumer culture. Her work assesses the fetishistic, bureaucratized, and aspirational, which results in a mixture of appropriated scenes of natural landscapes and typifications of beauty. The Tokyo Showrooms series is an example of the way in which Alexander photographs shop windows on various high streets in urban capitals to investigate constructed, commercially created fantasies.

Alexander has shown in venues such as Vancouver Art Gallery; Canada House, London; Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal; Musée d'art moderne et contemporain, Geneva, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa; the New Museum, New York; Seattle Art Museum; Taipei Fine Arts Museum; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, amongst others. Alexander’s work was featured as part of a year-long public art installation, Between Dreaming & Living, on the GreyChurch Billboard from 2021–2022. Her works can be found in numerous national and international collections. Alexander currently lives and works in Montréal.

Consignor proceeds will benefit Capture Photography Festival.

The Buyer is hereby advised to read fully the Terms and Conditions of Business and Catalogue Terms, including the Capture Benefit Auction HO2 Sale Notice and Special Terms of Sale.

Curatorial text courtesy of Capture Photography Festival.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

Although great care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information posted, errors and omissions may occur. All bids are subject to our Terms and Conditions of Business. Bidders must ensure they have satisfied themselves with the condition of the Lot prior to bidding. Condition reports are available upon request.