About the Work
"It has been said that the eyes are 'the window to the soul.' As the viewer views the image, the image stares back repeatedly as in an audience. Through the eyes one can see into another and it is how we interpret our world and how that world occurs for us. We don't live in a real world; we live in a world as we 'see' it." - McDermott & McGough
Visual artists David McDermott and Peter McGough comprise McDermott & McGough, a contemporary art collaboration best known for using alternative historical processes in their photography including the techniques of cyanotype, gum bichromate, salt, tri-color carbo, platinum and palladium. Their photography involves appropriating images and objects from late 19th Century to the mid 20th Century, and they project an image of themselves as gentlemen, posing as erudite, impertinent characters. McDermott and McGough’s work has appeared in solo and group exhibitions at such institutions as Cheim & Read (New York), Galerie Jérome de Noirmont (Paris), Pat Hearn Gallery (New York), Massimo Audiello Gallery (New York), Galleria Gian Enzo Sperone (Rome), Sperone Westwater (New York), Galerie Bruno Bischofberger (Basel), Frankfurter Kunstverein (Frankfurt), Whitney Museum of American Art (New York), New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Kunsthalle Wien (Austria), Manezh Moscow and The Irish Museum of Modern Art. Previous exhibitions also include the Whitney Biennial, New York, in 1987, 1991 and 1995. McDermott & McGough mounted a mid-career retrospective at the Provincial Museum Voor Modern Kunst, Oostende, Belgium. They currently split their time between Dublin and New York City.
Authentication & Resale
This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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