Capture Benefit Auction
1st Session

September 07 - September 21, 2022


This session is closed for bidding.
Current bid: $11,000 CAD
Bidding History
Paddle # Date Amount
823787 21-Sep-2022 12:24:52 PM $11,000
872345 21-Sep-2022 11:49:28 AM $10,000
823787 21-Sep-2022 12:18:05 AM $9,500
602 19-Sep-2022 08:58:02 PM $9,000 autobid
872364 18-Sep-2022 06:06:35 PM $8,500
872345 18-Sep-2022 04:33:44 PM $8,000
872364 13-Sep-2022 08:19:44 PM $7,500
872345 09-Sep-2022 04:19:59 PM $7,000

LOT h020

1968 -

Snail Seller
archival pigment print, 2008
38 x 57 in, 96.5 x 144.8 cm

Estimate: $8,000 - $12,000 CAD

Sold for: $13,750

Preview at:

Courtesy of the Artist and Monte Clark, Vancouver

This work is edition 3/3.

Stephen Waddell is known for his images of urban scenes created in Canada and Europe that deliberately exist in a place of ambiguity. He combines the realist history of early modern painting with that of early street photography to create considered studies of anonymous figures working, relaxing, and moving through the urban environment. His observational methods can be seen in the work Snail Seller, where a lone figure bends down to weigh the value of his stock. Waddell’s photographs are a careful consideration of scale and light, revealing the artist’s deep knowledge of the painterly precedents to photography.

Waddell has exhibited locally and internationally at venues such as Monte Clark, Vancouver; Vancouver Art Gallery; Espai d’art contemporani de Castelló, Spain; and Kunstforum Baloise, Basel, amongst others. Waddell’s works are held in the permanent collections of the Vancouver Art Gallery; Armand Hammer Collection, Los Angeles; and National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa. In 2016, Waddell created a site-specific public art installation for the BC Hydro Dal Grauer Substation as part of Capture Photography Festival. Waddell was the recipient of the 2019 the Scotiabank Photography Award. He lives and works in Vancouver.

Consignor proceeds will benefit Capture Photography Festival.

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Curatorial text courtesy of Capture Photography Festival.

All prices are in Canadian Dollars

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