This autumn, in collaboration with Art Partner, Phillips presents the selling exhibition Mert & Marcus: Work 2001-2014– the first major solo show of celebrated photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, knows as Mert & Marcus. This year marks the 20th anniversary of their collaboration and to celebrate Mert & Marcus have selected 18 works – 9 black and white and 9 color- to be made available for the first time.
Mert & Marcus: Lips, 2005, starting price £16 000, framed
The landmark exhibition Mert & Markus: Works 2001-2014 will go on display at Phillips’ London headquarters in Mayfair from 24th October to 3rd November, before traveling to Phillips’ Gallery in Saint German, Paris, from 9 to 16 November 2016, alongside the international art fair Paris Photo. In addition, four unique-sized one-off works will be offered in the Photographs auction at Phillips’ London on 3rd November.
Mert & Marcus: Smoke, 2011, starting price £16 000, framed
Two of the most iconic photographers working today, this creative duo met in 1994 in London amid the 90s London club scene and their shared love of art and photography quickly evolved into a working partnership. Their first success as a collaborative duo came in 1997 when they landed the coveted cover of Dazed & Confused and since then, their distinctive and powerful images have been featured globally in magazines, including Interview, LOVE, Vanity Fairy, Vogue and W, as well as in advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Giorgio Armani, Givenchy, Gucci, Lancôme, Louis Vuitton, Versace and Yves Saint Laurent. Their work has been exhibited internationally including the V&A, London; The National Portrait Gallery, London; and New York Public Library. Visionaries and creators, Mert & Marcus have made unique contributions to the arts and continue to push the boundaries of visual language in their work.
Mert & Marcus: Parallel Lines, 2006
October 24th- November 3rd, 30 Berkeley Square, London, W1J6EX
November 6th-16th, 46 Rue du Bac, Paris, 75007
Photo credit: Mert & Marcus