Commodifiable Photography Remix

“Commodifiable Photography Remix” is a collage project that de/re constructs photography auction catalogs.

“Commodifiable Photography Remix” is a collage project that de/re constructs photography auction catalogs. These cut and pasted images sell for thousands of dollars on the secondary market. Each piece’s contents come from one auction catalog only and this confine presents empirical evidence about what was socially or monetarily valuable at the time of the sale. We are presented with a time capsule exposing who could work as a photographer, how different races, genders, classes or people were portrayed, what the ideal and supreme image of beauty was, and how photography can perpetuate or normalize these standards. I observe, state, and challenge the system that enables photographers to sell their work for so much money, and I highlight their at times exploitative subject matter.

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (5) // 2023 // mixed media and ink on paper // 25 x 22-3/4 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (5) // 2023 // mixed media and ink on paper // 25 x 22-3/4 inches

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (1) // 2023 // mixed media // 10 x 7-1/2 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (1) // 2023 // mixed media // 10 x 7-1/2 inches

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (3) // 2023 // mixed media // 11 x 13-3/4 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (3) // 2023 // mixed media // 11 x 13-3/4 inches

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (4) // 2023 // mixed media // 8-1/2 x 13 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (4) // 2023 // mixed media // 8-1/2 x 13 inches

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (4) // 2023 // mixed media // 9-1/2 x 12 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (4) // 2023 // mixed media // 9-1/2 x 12 inches

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (5) // 2023 // mixed media // 18-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (5) // 2023 // mixed media // 18-1/2 x 12-1/4 inches

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (2) // 2023 // mixed media // 11 x 14 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, 5 April 2013 (2) // 2023 // mixed media // 11 x 14 inches

© Lindsey Filowitz - Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (2) // 2023 // mixed media // 5-3/8 x 4-1/2 inches
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Christie's New York Photographs, Friday 8 April 2011 (2) // 2023 // mixed media // 5-3/8 x 4-1/2 inches

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