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Ryan McGinley

Lily (Woods), 2005

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Lot 22
Chromogenic print
24.0 x 16.0 in (61.0 x 40.6 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed, titled, and numbered on gallery label affixed to frame backing


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Representative of Ryan McGinley’s oeuvre, ‘Lily (Woods)’ conveys youthful freedom and self-confidence within a contemplative setting. Light filters between the trees to bask Lily in a romantic glow, while the shadows of the woods create a lush, textured background, further highlighting the subject’s natural beauty.

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About Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley (American, b. 1977) is a contemporary photographer based in New York City. Utilizing a casual snapshot style, he achieves a heightened level of intimacy with his often nude subjects, revealing carefree attitudes and a lack of inhibitions. At 23 years old, McGinley is the youngest artist to have a solo exhibition at the Whitney Museum, and his work currently resides within the public collections of the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the National Portrait Gallery, Washington, D.C.