SMITHSON Robert
(Passaic, New Jersey 1938 - Amarillo, Texas 1973)
Torn photograph from the 2nd stop (Rubble). A primarily brown, red, and gray snapshot of dirt and rocks—“general rubble”
Luogo: New York, NY.
Editore: Multiples Inc., in association with Colorcraft Inc.,
Stampatore: N. D.
Anno: 1970
Legatura: N. D.
Dimensioni: 60x60 cm. ca. (ricomposto)
Pagine: N. D.
Descrizione: multiplo di carta suddiviso in quattro parti strappate fra loro e conservate in una busta di carta velina. Opera proveniente dalla scatola di multipli “Artists & Photographs” curata da Lawrence Alloway. Tiratura di soli 600 esemplari su 1.200 dichiarati.
Bibliografia: Lailach 2005: pag. 162
Prezzo: € 900ORDINA / ORDER
TRANSLATION: SMITHSON Robert (Passaic, New Jersey 1938 - Amarillo, Texas 1973), Torn photograph from the 2nd stop (Rubble). A primarily brown, red, and gray snapshot of dirt and rocks—“general rubble”, New York, NY., Multiples Inc., in association with Colorcraft Inc., 1970, about 60x60 cm. (assembled), multiple in paper, ripped in 4 parts kept in a tissue paper enveloppe. From the multiples box “Artists & Photographs” edited by Lawrence Alloway. Edition of 600 copies of the 1,200 announced. "Land artists’ contentious relationship with photography takes a humorous turn in Smithson's contribution, entitled Torn photograph from the 2nd stop (Rubble). A primarily brown, red, and gray snapshot of dirt and rocks—“general rubble,” as he calls it—is ripped into four square pieces. In keeping with his Earthworks focus, Smithson highlights the impossibility of containing and exhibiting earth. Additionally, the torn image of an inconsequential yet ubiquitous subject is a strong interrogation of landscape photography, debunking its traditional pictorial function and bringing it literally down to earth” (Janae McHugh, Milton and Sally Avery Arts Foundation Intern - College of Arts and Sciences, University at Albany: http://www.albany.edu/museum/collections/collection_artists_photographs.shtml).