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East Broadway Breakdown Christopher Wool

East Broadway Breakdown Christopher Wool
Condition:
Near fine
Publisher:
Holzwarth 2003
Pages:
320
Format:
Softcover 1st edition

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Between 1994 and 1995, Christopher Wool shot a series of photographs in downtown New York City that he calls East Broadway Breakdown, after a street on the Lower East Side, the neighborhood where he lives and works. Taken at night using a 35 mm camera, the pictures feature the city's signature streets with their dilapidated storefronts and ramshackle staircases leading up to anonymous spaces. The high contrast images are often hard to read, producing, rather than coherent images, seemingly random forms that emerge from skewed camera angles. Like his paintings, Wool's photographs hover between abstraction and representation, forcing viewers to confront their desire for visual coherence while offering an alternative construct for picture-making today.

Some faint rubbing to spine ends and cover.  Last copy.

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