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The Long Dissolve, 2000/2011

Photograph

Print made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with glossy finish

12.00 x 17.00 in

30.5 x 43.2 cm

Edition of 150

This work comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and an artist signed label on verso.

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    About The Work

    "I shot the video in 2000, in my home in SoHo. I knew prior to shooting what I wanted to do and I envisioned the piece exactly as it turned out. First, I experimented with a metal cookie tin placed on a hot stove. It didn't work because the ice cube melted too quickly. I tried a hairdryer but as the cube melted, the hair-blower blew the remaining cube away. Thus, I let the cube melt on it's own accord in real time. It took about three hours to fully dissolve into a puddle of water. I used a glass plate on Glassene paper: all that transparency made the black lines of the plate look line a charcoal line drawing. The title is important because it precisely explains the work: The Long Dissolve is exactly of an ice cube dissolving." —Burt Barr

    About Burt Barr

    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 10.3 x 15.5 inches.
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