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Why techies don’t buy contemporary art

Why techies don’t buy contemporary art | contemporary photography | Scoop.it
Alice Gregory, in the NYT, has been reading her Austen: "It is a truth universally acknowledged," she writes, "that a young technologist in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a high-end art collection".
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Lee Friedlander: America by Car (D.A.P./Fraenkel, 2010)

Lee Friedlander: America by Car Published by D.A.P./Fraenkel Enduring icons of American culture, the car and the highway remain vital as auguries of adventur...
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Lee Friedlander is fast becoming one of my favorite photographers of all time - better even than Eggleston or Shore.  This book was published in 2010 - here's the description from Amazon: 

 

Enduring icons of American culture, the car and the highway remain vital as auguries of adventure and discovery, and a means by which to take in the country's vast scale. Lee Friedlander is the first photographer to make the car an actual "form" for making photographs. Driving across most of the country's 50 states in an ordinary rental car, Friedlander applied the brilliantly simple conceit of deploying the sideview mirror, rearview mirror, the windshield and the side windows as a picture frame within which to record the country's eccentricities and obsessions at the turn of the century. This method allows for fascinating effects in foreshortening, and wonderfully telling juxtapositions in which steering wheels, dashboards and leatherette bump up against roadside bars, motels, churches, monuments, suspension bridges, landscapes and often Friedlander's own image, via sideview mirror shots. Presented in the square crop format that has dominated his look in recent series, and taken over the past decade, the nearly 200 images in America by Car are easily among Friedlander's finest, full of virtuoso touch and clarity, while also revisiting themes from older bodies of work (Friedlander occasionally used aspects of automotive architecture in photographs from the late 1960s and early 1970s). Never has America been photographed so penetratingly and ingeniously as in Friedlander's latest body of work.

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Hillerbrand+Magsamen: Works

Hillerbrand+Magsamen: Works | contemporary photography | Scoop.it

Great photos and commentary on contemporary suburban life, consumer culture, and the accumulation of "stuff" from this husband and wife art duo's personal lives.

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Why This Photograph is Worth $578,500

Why This Photograph is Worth $578,500 | contemporary photography | Scoop.it
Last week, a collection of 36 prints by William Eggleston was sold for $5.9 million at auction.  The top ten list of most expensive photographs ever sold doesn't contain a single work worth less than...
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Conscientious Extended | The Single Photograph

Conscientious Extended | The Single Photograph | contemporary photography | Scoop.it

Great blog post from Joerg Colberg's Conscientious Extended blog about the importance (and loss) of the single photograph as photographers are expected to produce "projects".

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Aesthetica Magazine Blog: Mark Power: The Sound of Two Songs | Impressions Gallery | Bradford

Aesthetica Magazine Blog: Mark Power: The Sound of Two Songs | Impressions Gallery | Bradford | contemporary photography | Scoop.it
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