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Color Landscape Photograph, Pond View 2, Gardens at Giverny, 1982, Stephen Shore

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Color Landscape Photograph, Pond View 2, Gardens at Giverny, 1982, Stephen Shore Stephen Shore, pond view, gardens at Giverny, 1982, signed, Dye Transfer Photograph; Monet's Gardens, Giverny, Signed in Ink, from original edition of 50 of the Giverny Portfolio of 25 photos. Stephen Shore was something of a prodigy as a photographer. Born in New York City in 1947, he learned about and practiced photography from the age of six. In 1958, Shore was given a copy of Walker Evans' book American Photographs. This book had a profound effect on him, introducing him to a descriptive visual language of place. At the age of fourteen, his work was bought by Edward Steichen for the collection of the Museum of Modern Art in New York. From 1965 through 1967, Shore worked in Andy Warhol's studio, the Factory, a formative experience that allowed him to experiment with combining documentary and conceptual modes in the laconic style characteristic of his later images. In 1971, at the age of twenty-four, Shore had a solo exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the first accorded a living American photographer. Shore emerged in the 1970s as one of the major exponents of color photography, shooting bleak yet lyrical scenes of the North American landscape. Documenting everyday settings and objects, from hotel swimming pools and televisions to parking lots, gas stations, and deserted roads, Shore exhibited an ability to transform commonplace surroundings into compelling works of art, working with a subject matter similar to Walker Evans. Between 1973 and 1979, Shore made a series of road trips across North America, documenting the vernacular landscape through his view camera, and taking a more formal approach to photographing than in his earlier work. A number of these images later formed Shore's now-Classic book, Uncommon Places (first published by Aperture in 1982 and republished in 2004 and 2007). These images arouse recollections of experiences, but in an artful, carefully crafted and calculated manner. His images are made with a large-format camera, which gives his photographs a precise quality in both color and form that has become a signature trait of his work. His next book centered on the Claude Monet’s famous grounds in Giverny, France, a small village located 80 km from Paris that the painter discovered in 1883. Photographed over a six-year period beginning in 1977, New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art commissioned this series shortly after extensive restorations to the gardens at Giverny had been completed. The images in the portfolio are typical of Shore’s careful style, capturing vistas and elements of the landscape—rose-covered trellises, meandering pathways, ponds covered with water lilies—that would have appealed to Monet himself and elevates the painterly qualities of color and texture to photography. Stephen Shore’s work has been widely published and exhibited for the past forty-five years. He was the first living photographer to have a one-man show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York since Alfred Stieglitz, forty years earlier. He has also had one-man shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, George Eastman House, Rochester, Kunsthalle, Dusseldorf, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, Jeu de Paume, Paris, and Art Institute of Chicago and has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the National Endowment for the Arts.  

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  • Of the Period
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  • Date of Manufacture
    1982
  • Condition Details
    framed
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions
    H 16 in. x W 20 in. x D 2 in.H 40.64 cm x W 50.8 cm x D 5.08 cm
  • Seller Location
    Brooklyn, NY
  • Reference Number
    LU4190317743081
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