Tim Flach (born 1958, London, United Kingdom) is a London based photographer with work in several major international public collections, including the National Media Museum, UK and the Swedish Museum of Natural History. He is best known for his highly conceptual images of animals using principles of human portraiture and a vocabulary of gestures and looks which seem to echo our own and play on our predispositions and sympathies.
No animal has captured the human imagination quite like the horse, depicted in cave drawings thousands of years ago through countless renderings in paint, clay, ink, even film. In his first book, award-winning photographer Tim Flach’s quest to document the horse has resulted in Equus, an intensely moving look at an animal – as solitary subject and en masse, from the air and from underwater – whose history is so powerfully linked to our own. From exquisite Arabians in the Royal Yards of the United Arab Emirates to purebred Icelandic horses in their glacial habitat; from the soulful gaze of a single horse’s lash-lined eye to the thundering majesty of thousands of Mustangs racing across the plains of Utah, Equus provides an amazing and unique insight into the physical dynamics and spirit of the horse.
Published in 2008 by Harry N. Abrams, Inc., United States
Photographs & text copyright Tim Flach
Concept & design copyright PQ Blackwell Ltd
200 colour images
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OSBORNE SAMUEL GALLERY is one of London’s leading galleries, long established in the heart of Mayfair. The gallery began as Berkeley Square Gallery and became Osborne Samuel when Peter Osborne and Gordon Samuel joined forces. The gallery specialises in Modern British Painting and Sculpture and has a high reputation for the quality of its exhibitions and publications. Expand...
The gallery has particular expertise in the work of Henry Moore and Lynn Chadwick and also exhibits the most important British sculptors such as Barbara Hepworth, Kenneth Armitage and Elisabeth Frink.
The gallery is the leading international dealer in the colour linocuts of the artists of The Grosvenor School of Modern Art. The gallery also has a substantial inventory of Modern and Contemporary Prints including Auerbach, Freud, Francis, Nevinson and Wadsworth.
Osborne Samuel has pioneered art from emerging markets, notably Indian contemporary art with exhibitions of major Modernists such as SH Raza and the best of the next generation. Recently the gallery has brought Iranian contemporary art to London with great success.
The gallery exhibits at the world’s major art fairs including TEFAF Maastricht, Masterpiece London, Frieze Masters and Art Miami. Close...
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