DAVID SAMUEL STERN

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DAVID SAMUEL STERN Abbie No 1

Abbie No. 1
- Photographic prints on translucent vellum
18 x 11-3/4 in
$ 800.00


DAVID SAMUEL STERN Abbie No 1
Abbie No. 1
Photographic prints on translucent vellum  
18 x 11-3/4 in
$ 800
DAVID SAMUEL STERN Abbie No 2
Abbie No. 2
Photographic prints on translucent vellum  
18 x 11-3/4 in
$ 900
DAVID SAMUEL STERN Aisha No 2
Aisha No. 2
Three photographic prints on translucent vellum, thread  
17-1/4 x 13-1/4 in
$1,800
DAVID SAMUEL STERN Sheilah No 2
Sheilah No. 2
Photographic prints on translucent vellum  
17-1/2 x 12-1/4 in
$ 800
DAVID SAMUEL STERN Abbie Foursquare No 1  2
Abbie Foursquare No. 1 & 2
Cut and collaged c-prints mounted to paper  
14-1/4 x 10 in
Sold

DAVID SAMUEL STERN

DAVID SAMUEL STERN

DAVID SAMUEL STERN Statement

As a physical object, the photograph feels very trustworthy. It is discreet and made with a machine, so we view its content as logically coherent, even deeply honest. A photographic portrait therefore seems to give us a reliable representation of the person it portrays as he or she really was at that moment, and that person as he or she really was forever.

I make photographic portraits that try to find a way around this. These portraits are distinctly physical objects, so that perhaps we can consider the peculiarity of photographs as a medium and portraiture as a genre. Between the image of the person in the photograph and the person it represents much is hidden. In hiding some things, we reveal others.

 

 

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