Max Dean


Max Dean
TWO STACKS OF PHOTO ALBUMS, 2012
chromogenic print; signed and numbered 7/25 on label on backing


20 ins x 16 ins
50.8 cms x 40.6 cms

Estimate: $1000-1200
Price Realised: $1200

Concrete Contemporary Art Auction
Date of Auction: 4/13/2015
Lot 37

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Bio:
Max Dean has been producing significant works of art for over 35 years. Multi-disciplinary and prolific, Dean’s work encompasses performance, video and installation works as well as photography. His recent photographic work explores deeply-held associations with personal objects and the relationships between artist, viewer and the work itself. In 2012, Dean showcased more than 400 family photo albums he had collected over a two-year period at various venues throughout Toronto. The albums were then given away to visitors at each location, allowing the albums to take on new identities and associations for the new owners.

Dean’s impressive artistic resume includes representing Canada at the Venice Bienale, exhibitions at the National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa), the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto), the Mendel Art Gallery (Saskatoon), the Vancouver Art Gallery and the Winnipeg Art Gallery. His work is held in the permanent collections of these institutions. He is also the recipient of the Gershon Iskowitz Award, the Joan Chalmers Award and in 2014 received the Governor General’s Award for Visual Art.

Birth Location:
Leeds, England

Artist Dates:
b.1949