Royal Bank

This image was photographed by the artist over 100 times, in an attempt to get the perfect shot!

  •   $800
    | 16"x20"
      Edition of 50
  •   $1,500
    | 20"x24"
      Edition of 25
  •   $2,500
    | 30"x40"
      Edition of 5
  •   $4,500
    | 40"x50"
      Edition of 5
  •   $6,500
    | 50"x60"
      Edition of 3

The prints you receive are archival, chromogenic prints on a semi-matte paper with a longevity of 100+ years under normal light conditions.

The quoted dimensions refer to the paper size, and not the size of image contained within the paper. Each image is printed with a minimum 1/4" border to allow for framing, and ships with a Certificate of Authenticity signed by the artist.

Julia Callon
Royal Bank, 2013
from the series in progress

In this newest series by Toronto-based Julia Callon, she has constructed small scale models of places that we consider to be “necessities” of life (a bank, a grocery store) and wreaks havoc on our sense of order and routine. She disrupts our comfort zone to take a closer look at our culture of abundance and excess. “Supermarket” and “Royal Bank” are a hybridization of photography and constructed small scale models, that represent otherwise highly organized places in a state of chaos and disarray. They are also a comment on the ever-changing landscape of how we interact with these necessities in the digital age - with the shift in banking from a largely paper economy, to one that is now conducted primarily online. 


Julia hand made 90% of everything you see, except for a few chairs, which she bought from a model supply company online. She measures each item to scale, and fastidiously places them within the set, using fishing line and wire. For the production of “Royal Bank,” Julia cut out individual dollar bills to scale, and tossed them into the scene over a hundred times until the shot was perfect.


Read more about this work on our blog!

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