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The Spirit Leaves the Body [4 of 7]
Gelatin silver print
3 1/4 x 5 ins (8.3 x 12.7 cm)
Swann Galleries - New York
Courtesy of Swann Galleries (Auction, Oct 17, 2014, #2361, Lot 237)
In this rendering of the human spirit, Michals uses double exposure to create the effect of his ghostly other self. 'I believe in the imagination,' he wrote in the introduction to his 1976 title, Real Dreams, 'What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.'