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Boarding House, 2008, 2009

Photograph

Silver gelatin print with special edition hardcover book in slipcase

11.88 x 11.00 in

30.2 x 27.9 cm

Edition of 50

This work is signed and numbered by the artist.

PRICE: $2,400
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    About The Work

    Boarding House captures an imaginary space of transient residence, of comings and goings, focusing on the evocative drawings and sculptural objects as well as the people and animals found there captures an imaginary space of transient residence, of comings and goings, focusing on the evocative drawings and sculptural objects as well as the people and animals found there. 

    The motifs of childhood take on new identities in the nightmarish world of the Boarding House - a toy giraffe lies beheaded, while a clear-eyed puppy chews at the foot of a doll face down in the dirt. Amidst this squalor and chaos Ballen's creation is meticulously framed so that the young child on its periphery becomes almost secondary.

    Courtesy of Phaidon

    About Roger Ballen

    From The Magazine

    • The quoted dimensions are for the paper size. The image size is 14.24" x 14.37".
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