Tile Photograph 8, 1985/2013


Silver gelatin print

14.00 x 11.00 in

35.6 x 27.9 cm

Edition of 50

This work is signed and numbered by the artist.

PRICE: $1,000

14.00 x 11.00 in

35.6 x 27.9 cm

Edition of 50

Unframed: $1,000
Framed: $1,185
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    About The Work

    This dramatic print comes from James Welling’s abstract explorations of the 1980s. Indeed, shortly after moving to New York in 1978, the artist began to experiment with photographing unusual objects like aluminum foil, drapery velvet, ink infused gelatin, and, as pictured here, plastic tiles. First exhibited in 1985, these Tile Photographs contributed to a larger dialogue of the time; along with contemporaries such as James Casebere, Sarah Charlesworth, Louise Lawler, Sherrie Levine, and others, Welling sought to critically evaluate the medium of photography, particularly its stance as a purely documentary source. In 2013, he reproduced this wholly abstract and striking black-and-white work—the black diamond-shaped titles seemingly flutter down from above—as a silver gelatin print in an edition of 50, exclusively for Light Work.

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