Tyler Shields – Mouthful, 2017.
“The mouth is a the gateway to the mind, and fortunately for me I am not the only one interested in mouths.” – Tyler Shields
Imitate Modern looks back on Sotheby’s exclusive online auction – Erotic: Passion & Desire. Featuring our very own Tyler Shields, the auction welcomed a superb breadth of paintings, photographs, books, drawings and more. Eroticism was the theme from across the globe in February. Showcasing strong photographic work, Tyler Shields Mouthful, 2017 smashed its reserve in the first day, along with admiration on social media around the world.
Tyler Shields. “Considered the Andy Warhol of his generation, Shields has produced images that play with notions of the gaze, power structures, hyper-realism, iconoclastic-tendencies and cinematographic practice, but his Mouthful series of works are among his best known”
The online exclusive showcased Tyler Shields distinctive work. Within the first day of auction, he smashed the estimate of £18,000. Making it no surprise that by the final day Lot.18 sold for £23,750. This piece represented a milestone for Tyler, adding to the elegant power of the acclaimed photographer. In addition to Tyler Shield’s Mouthful, 2017 being selected as the featured image for the online exclusive, Sotheby’s hailed the noted photographer as the Andy Warhol of our generation. “This is not a compliment I take lightly… Comparisons in art are always tough but this is one I will take, as it is a huge compliment.” – Tyler Shields. Read the full interview here.
Just a taste…
Looking back: here’s 8 of our favourite artworks from Tyler Shields Mouthful series.
By Stephany Winnie Malcolm