Sarah Charlesworth

Leaf Frame from the series Neverland
Fujiflex crystal archive print on museum box

Edition of 15
Image/paper size: 20 x 16 inches (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Estate stamped on Estate label, on reverse of frame
(Inventory #32526)

• Neverland series (Pipe, Leaf Frame and Teacups)

In the Neverland series, color photographs of highly abstracted objects explore the boundaries between image and symbol. Arranged in a floating installation, these works describe a dream-like interior landscape, part house, part mind.

Light Weave from the series Work in Progress
Fujiflex crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Edition of 25
Image/paper size:  16 1/2 x 16 1/2 inches  (41.9 x 41.9 cm)
Frame size:  16 3/4 x 16 3/4 inches  (42.5 x 42.5 cm)
Estate stamped on Estate label, on reverse of frame
(Inventory #31834)

• Work in Progress series (Light Weave)

Work in Progress is a series which collapses the distinction between the image and the tools through which it is made. Light filtered through transparent paper is both the subject and the medium as it highlights the artist’s camera and working tools.

Gelatin silver print mounted to board

Edition of 7
Image/paper size: 20 x 15 1/8 inches (50.8 x 38.4 cm)
Frame size: 20 3/8 x 15 1/2 inches (51.8 x 39.4 cm)
Signed and blind stamped lower right
(Inventory #31914)

Candle from the series Available Light
Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  18 x 24 inches  (45.7 x 61 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30672)

• Available Light series (Candle)

Light, in both a physical and metaphysical sense, is at the center of this body of work. Our expectations are questioned and confounded by optical inversions and visual illusions. These images lay bare the act of photography as they simultaneously mask and unmask the conditions of their creation. There is no neutral or objective point of closure, only the shifting perspectives of the observer and the observed. The making and the taking of a photograph is indistinguishable as each work celebrates the act of seeing.

Red Bowls from the series Simple Text
Cibachrome print with lacquered wood fram

Image/paper size:  15 x 20 inches  (38.1 x 50.8 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30082)

• Simple Text series (Red Bowls and Seven Colors)

These works use the photographic field as a ritual or meditative space. Employing simple materials and objects staged as offerings, they pay homage to the physical properties of art and celebrate the act of becoming.

Seated Buddha from the series 0+1
Fuji crystal archive print with lacquered wood frame

Image/paper size:  15 x 12 inches  (38.1 x 30.5 cm)
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered
(Inventory #30669)

• 0+1 series (Lakshmi and Buddha)

The 0+1 series are “all white” full-color photographs which explore thresholds of vision. Both the subjects of these images and the photographic realization suggest beginnings or entry points into visual language.

Fuji Crystal Archive print

Edition of 5
Image size: 21 3/4 x 13 1/2 inches (55.2 x 34.3 cm)
Frame size: 23 1/8 x 14 3/4 inches (58.7 x 37.5 cm)
Signed on reverse
(Inventory #31495)

• “Nouns” uses the front page of The New York Times on October 11, 2003. All photos, nouns and masthead remain in place. It is reproduced in original scale and placement.

Gelatin silver print

Edition of 25
Frame size: 26 x 31 inches (66 x 78.7 cm)
Estate stamped on Estate label, on reverse of frame
(Inventory #31960)

Madonna and Child in a Real World
Silver print with wood frame

Edition of 10
Frame size: 33 1/4 x 25 1/2 inches (84.5 x 64.8 cm)
(Inventory #32324)

• Individual from “the Renaissance Drawings” series

This work is from the Renaissance Drawings, which are black and white photo prints finished in the style of Old Master drawings and play off classic psychoanalytic constructs. The imagery in these pieces is drawn from fragments taken from Renaissance paintings which are collaged and enlarged as photographic prints. Individual works explore such notions as the Oedipal complex, erotic fantasy, the hero myth, denial of death, and projection. These works serve as a vehicle through which classic paintings are re-interpreted or re-valued in light of personal concerns.

Tartan Set (Dress MacLeod, MacGregor, Black Steward)
Set of three photolithograph prints on paper with deckled edges

Edition of 60
Image/paper size: 32 x 24 inches each (81.3 x 61 cm each)
Initialed and dated in embossed seal lower right and numbered lower right in graphite on each sheet
(Inventory #30283)

• In “Tartan Set”, each depicts the traditional tartan cloth of a given Scottish clan, thereby referencing the symbolic weight of its pattern.

Additional Information


September 18, 2021
- November 11, 2021

Featuring works by Mike Bidlo, Sarah Charlesworth, Sol LeWitt, Cindy Sherman, and Haim Steinbach

Remake (Online Only)

May 13, 2021
- June 3, 2021

Featuring works by Sarah Charlesworth, Giulio Paolini, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, and Shellburne Thurber


August 19, 2020
- September 9, 2020

Featuring works by Michael Beatty, Sarah Charlesworth, Ellsworth Kelly, and Martin Puryear

Sarah Charlesworth:
The Small Versions, 2000-2012

March 30, 2019
- May 4, 2019