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To New York With Love Portfolio, 2009

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Portfolio of 21; Four color process offset lithography

16.00 x 20.00 in

40.6 x 50.8 cm

Edition of 50

this work is signed and dated on recto.

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    About The Work

    Jonas Mekas was invited to the Neiman Center in 2009 to produce a serial portfolio of images excerpted from his film footage and diaristic work—Walden (Diaries, Notes, and Sketches), 1969 amongst others. The project resolved as a grouping of images, mostly shot in the 1970s in New York City. The portfolio's title, To New York With Love, is a loving tribute to the city—a gift of poetic reminiscent images. Select images in the portfolio show scenes no longer found in this city's landscape. Notable images are teens playing in Central Park with a red blanket, hands grasping glasses of red wine caught in mid toast, rainy streets in Soho, and a bright, explosive Christmas tree captured at Rockefeller Center, among many others. The compositional layout of each print retains the true form of the film strip—with three frames of film running vertically showing a subtle change in the movements of the subjects in each frame. Some of the film strips illustrated incorporate a black and white pattern running vertically alongside sprocket holes. This is the audio recording of that documented moment and reminds the viewer of the loss of sound in this static image—a loss of temporal continuity. 

    Courtesy of the LeRoy Neiman Center

    About Jonas Mekas

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    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 15" x 10.125.
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