Adam Fuss - Photographs Evening & Day New York Wednesday, October 5, 2016 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Cheim & Read, New York

  • Catalogue Essay

    Adam Fuss’ unique oversized photograms combine historical process with ethereal subjects and contemporary scale, resulting in stunning works that are timeless in their appeal. Recalling the early experiments with photographic process first championed by Henry Fox Talbot and later by the modernists Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy, over the past 30 years, Fuss has helped usher in a new wave of contemporary photographers who eschew the digital technology that has come to define photography in the 21st century.

    By eliminating the camera and reducing photography to its most basic elements of light and sensitized paper, Fuss’ subjects- from water droplets to babies, dresses to snakes- take center stage. Here, Fuss deftly captures smoke as it billows across the surface of the paper, the light eternalizing that which is fleeting.


Untitled from My Ghost

Gelatin silver photogram, mounted to muslin.
85 1/2 x 53 1/2 in. (217.2 x 135.9 cm)
Overall 98 1/2 x 58 1/4 in. (250.2 x 148 cm)

Signed, dated and numbered 'AF 3006' in waxed pencil on an artist's label affixed to the reverse of the frame.

$40,000 - 60,000 

Sold for $43,750

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Photographs Evening & Day

New York 5 & 6 October 2016