LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987
LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987

LYNNE COHEN "MODEL LIVING ROOM" PHOTOGRAPH, 1987

$3,500

Lynne Cohen (1944-2014) is a Canadian-American photographer who gained international acclaim for her pioneering body of work which explored domestic and institutional interiors, devoid of human presence. 

Cohen’s exploration of these spaces as a simulated experience, through a standardized ideal, showcases a society of surface, contradiction, and social engineering.

This particular work is from her most acclaimed bodies of work, Occupied Territory, and remains a prime example of her signature style. In this body of work, Cohen showed various domestic interiors, void of human presence and most furniture, with human shaped translucent figures placed in various domestic poses. The few, phony attempts at decoration, designed by the inhabitants to make them more warm or inviting, amplify the haunting artifice and uniformity.

Cohen was the recipient of the prestigious Canadian Governor General’s Award in Visual Arts and Media Arts in 2005. Her artworks reside in the permanent collections of many of the most distinguished art institutions globally; including the the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY, the Tate Modern, the National Gallery of Canada, the Australian National Gallery, the Bibliothèque nationale de France, the Art Institute of Chicago, and many others. 

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“Model Living Room”, circa 1987

Signed and editioned 5/12 on verso

Gelatin silver print

10”H  13”W (work)

11”H 14”W (frame)

Canada, circa 1987

Excellent condition

Further reading: Occupied Territory by Lynne Cohen: http://aperture.org/shop/occupied-territory-2822/http://aperture.org/shop/occupied-territory-2822/