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Tyler Shields Featured in The Photography Auction at Christie’s

Glitter Mouth by Tyler Shields at Christie's, May Photography Auction, Imitate Modern Gallery, London

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We are extremely pleased that Tyler Shields’ “Glitter Mouth” is on sale at the Photography auction at Christie’s King Street, London. His work is displayed alongside the likes of Helmut Newton, Martin Parr, and others.  The auction goes live on the 18th of May! 

Tyler Shields is an LA-based contemporary artist and film-maker, once dubbed as Hollywood’s favourite photographer’Shields is best known for capturing a new type of American life while exploring the fictional nature of the historic and the classic. 

His photographs are often taken in provocative and even life-threatening situations. In some of his most famous series he blows up a Rolls Royce, feeds a Birkin bag to a live alligator and photographs actress Ana Mulvoy Ten next to a python wrapped around a birkin. 

We have a  wide selection of Tyler Shields photographs available to purchased through our gallery. To view our full catalogue, please click here.

Tyler Shields – Python Birkin II (2016)


Tyler Shields – Louis Vuitton Trunk on Fire (2016)


In addition to his photography career, Tyler has also directed a film Final Girl and published two books on photography. Shields also directed Marilyn Manson’s latest music video for SAY10. 

In 2017, his second book Provocateur hit Number 1 on Amazon for Photography books. It sold out in all of Europe in the first week! The book is available to be purchased through our gallery or our online shop!

Provocateur by Tyler Shields



Tyler Shields’ photography has featured in a number of auctions in London and New York. He was Number 2 in the ‘10 Best Photographs to Collect Under $10,000′ by Sotheby’s, in addition to being the youngest artist in both the Sotheby’s and Phillips auctions. 




“The mystery behind Shields’ relationships and habits captivate the media, not unlike the art world’s best-known friend of the famous, Andy Warhol.”  – LA WEEKLY

“While big-shot Hollywood producers once demanded a trophy Banksy canvas to be hanging above their faux-Spanish fireplaces, now all they want is one of Tyler Shields’ gloriously twisted photographs.” – GQ

“Tyler Shields is a photographer known for his attention grabbing photoshoots, to put it simply he is an iconic image maker.” – HUFFINGTON POST



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