Bas Princen – Cavern (Chapel) | special edition
Book "Reservoir" + Print "Cavern (Chapel)"
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Special edition: Book "Reservoir" (signed) + C-Print "Cavern (Chapel)", trim size 40 x 50 cm, image 35 x 44 cm, signed by Bas Princen, numbered (edition of 20 + 4 e.a.).
Bas Princen (*1975 in Zeeland, the Netherlands) belongs to a generation of photographers who in their very own way make reference to so-called New Topographics. This is a group of what in the meantime consists of ten big-name landscape photographers, including Robert Adams, Lewis Baltz, Stephen Shore, and of course Bernd and Hilla Becher, who had their first big international success in 1975 with an exhibition of the same name at George Eastman House in Rochester.
While they distanced themselves from subjectively-tinged photography in an attempt to render stark reality as faithfully as possible, Princen objectifies urban space in a comparable way, but with an ironic twist. Seen through Princen's lens, anonymous urban architecture assumes an almost magical and slightly surrealist air.
This Collector’s Edition provides a frank perspective of an astonishing piece of architecture: a small, white chapel is fit carefully into a heavy, gray cliff, which juts out over it in a half-threatening, half-protective way.
Explanatory note from artbooks: Please be informed that this limited edition comes without the frame and super safely packed. However, there is no devorative box, which houses both print and book, as you may have seen for similar sets. It is not missing, it has never been there.
|Note||Signed book "Reservoir" + Print "Cavern (Chapel)", signed and numbered|