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Thierry Cohen
San Francisco 37° 48’ 30’’ N 2010-10-09 lst 20:58

2010

$22,000

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San Francisco from Thierry Cohen's "Darkened Cities" Series. 26 x 40 inch archival pigment print Artist Proof after a sold out edition of 5 *Last print available in this size* Also available: 39 x 60 inch archival pigment print. Edition 1 of 3. Currently framed at New York City showroom. *Shipping Quote is for sending an unframed print to either the Continental US or Europe* For shipping a framed print, please contact us for a FedEx quote. Unframed and framed works can be shipped from either France or New York. Thierry Cohen Artist Biography - He began his professional career in 1985 and is seen as one of the pioneers of digital photography. His work has been shown at the Palais de Tokyo, and the Musee de l”Homme in Paris, and in 2008 was an official selection of the Mois de la Photo. Since 2010 he has devoted himself to a single project – “Villes Enteintes” (Darkened Cities) – which depicts the major cities of the world as they would appear at night without light pollution, or in more poetic terms: how they would look if we could see the stars. Cohen’s method is original and precise and harkens back to the methodologies employed by early 19th century photographers like Gustave Le Grey. He photographs the world’s major cities, seeking out views that resonate for him and noting the precise time, angle, and latitude and longitude of his exposure. As the world rotates around its axis the stars that would have been visible above a particular city move to deserts, plains, and other places free of light pollution. By noting the precise latitude and angle of his cityscape, Cohen is able to track the earth’s rotation to places of atmospheric clarity like the Mojave, the Sahara, and the Atacama desert. There he sets up his camera to record what is lost to modern urban dwellers. Compositing the two images, Cohen creates a single new image full of resonance and nuance. The work is both political and spiritual questioning not only what we are doing to the planet but drawing unexpected connections between disparate locations. Equally importantly it asks: what do we miss by obscuring the visibility of stars? As the world’s population becomes increasingly urban, there is a disjunction with the natural world which both Cohen and science posit causes both physical and psychological harm. Cities that never sleep are made up of millions of individuals breaking natural cycles of work and repose. Cohen’s photographs attempt to restore our vision, and in beautifully crafted prints and images offer the viewer a possibility - to re-connect us to the infinite energy of the stars.

Details

  • Creator
    Thierry Cohen (French)
  • Creation Year
    2010
  • Dimensions
    Height: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Width: 40 in. (101.6 cm)
  • More Editions & Sizes
    39 x 60 inches, Edition of 3Price: $20,000
  • Medium
  • Period
  • Framing
    Framing Options Available
  • Condition
  • Gallery Location
    New York, NY
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU155929147202

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    Ships From: New York, NY
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