Capture Benefit Auction
1st Session

September 07 - September 21, 2022

This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $1,400 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
816471 20-Sep-2022 11:42:27 PM $1,400
872345 20-Sep-2022 04:23:56 PM $1,300
816471 19-Sep-2022 11:53:32 PM $1,200
872345 18-Sep-2022 04:35:21 PM $1,100
23981 13-Sep-2022 10:16:25 PM $1,000

LOT h019

1989 -

Newport Box
archival pigment print on aluminum
on verso signed, editioned 2/5 and dated 2022
85 7/8 x 22 7/8 in, 218.4 x 58.4 cm

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,000 CAD

Sold for: $1,750

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Courtesy of the Artist

Please note: this work is unframed.

Isaac Thomas’s photographic practice is a combination of analogue photography and digital output, painting, and installation. His practice explores the meaning latent in objects that are often discarded; as fragments of their former selves, they are overlooked by passersby. His work attempts to reflect narratives embedded in these objects, such as in the work Newport Box, which references an American brand of cigarettes. In the mid-1980s, Newport began an advertising campaign for its methanol cigarettes that targeted African Americans in urban areas in the United States. In the following years, the brand became the most widely bought in the African American community.

Thomas received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, Vancouver. He was awarded the BMO 1st Art Invitational Student Art Award in Photography. His work has been exhibited locally in Vancouver at such venues as Gallery 295 and TRAPP, amongst others. Thomas 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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