ART AS A WAY OF LIFE

Canadian Art - - Auction Highlights - Moyra Davey’s Un­ti­tled (Blue bot­tle), 2005

In­ti­mate and of­ten over­looked mo­ments fea­ture promi­nently in the pho­tog­ra­phy, film and writ­ing of Toronto-born, New York– based artist Moyra Davey. “I have al­ways been in­ter­ested in that idea of sep­a­ra­tion of art and life,” Davey said in re­gards to her 2014 ex­hi­bi­tion “Burn the Diaries.” For the self-con­fessed “flâneuse who never leaves her apart­ment,” an empty bot­tle of gin tee­ter­ing on a win­dow ledge is al­most more en­tic­ing, if not re­veal­ing, than the street be­yond. “Us­ing life for art and the com­par­i­son, the drive that artists and writ­ers have to turn ev­ery­thing into art: It can be­come a prod­uct. It’s just a way of life. It’s a ques­tion,” she says.

C-print, 10 x 8 in., cour­tesy the artist and green­grassi, framed by Su­per­frame, Es­ti­mate: $2,500

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