American Gothic, 2009 - Ralph Gibson

About the Work

About American Gothic

Indicative of Ralph Gibson's later work with color photography, this piece explores the cultural symbols that the photographer has been surrounded by since his childhood. By superimposing iconic American images on top of one another and juxtaposing dense color ...

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Indicative of Ralph Gibson's later work with color photography, this piece explores the cultural symbols that the photographer has been surrounded by since his childhood. By superimposing iconic American images on top of one another and juxtaposing dense color with grainy black and white, this atmospheric work exudes a dark, brooding depth and an opaque narrative of implied symbolic meaning.

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About the Artist

About Ralph Gibson

Intimate, erotic, and eerie, Ralph Gibson is able to transform even an empty corner of a room into a poetic masterpiece with his signature Leica ...

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Intimate, erotic, and eerie, Ralph Gibson is able to transform even an empty corner of a room into a poetic masterpiece with his signature Leica lens and a stark, meditative eye. Gibson began training for his long photographic career in the Navy and continued to hone his craft at the San Francisco Art Institute. He worked as an assistant to Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank, who inspired the 1970 publication of Gibson's first book, The Somnambulist.

His photographs, then and now, exude tension and barely contained energy. By turns sexual, disquieting, and surreal, each image is a narrative unto itself. His image Nude With Feather is one of the most coveted nude image on the art market today. The recipient of countless awards, including a fellowship from the prestigious John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 1985 and two honorary doctorates, Gibson continues to inspire younger photographers with international exhibitions and more than 40 publications.

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American Gothic, 2009

Ralph Gibson

Photograph
Size Price
24.00" x 20.00" $2,500
Edition of 100

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Description

Chromogenic print of color photograph.

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Signed by the artist on verso.

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