Press Bar, United Nations, NY, 1989


Color photograph made with archival pigments on fine art rag paper with glossy finish

20.00 x 24.00 in

50.8 x 61.0 cm

Edition of 50

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

PRICE: $600

20.00 x 24.00 in

50.8 x 61.0 cm

Edition of 50

Unframed: $600
Framed: $900
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    About The Work

    For his series International Territory: The United Nations, 1945—95, Adam Bartos photographed the modernist United Nations headquarters in New York. Founded after World War II, the UN's purpose was to stop wars by fostering peaceful compromise among nations, yet the idealism of the original organization has somewhat corroded as corruption, decay, and the realities of human nature have pervaded the institution and its servants.

    Bartos's series captures the beauty of the UN's modernist architecture, along with the effects of time on both the building and the organization itself. This photograph was taken shortly after Valentine's Day in 1989 at the Press Bar on the third floor of the General Assembly building. Typical of Bartos's practice, the image captures a lonely reality, with a sense of something forgotten, obsolete, and neglected.

    About Adam Bartos

    • Proceeds from the sale of this work will benefit the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, NY.

    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 22.5 x 16 in.
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