Larry Sultan – Swimmers

 60,00

MACK, 2023
Hardcover, 30 x 25 cm
144 pages, color photographs
English text

In stock

SKU: MAE1534 Category: Tags: ,

Between 1978 and 1982, in a departure from the collaborative conceptual work that he had become known for, Larry Sultan photographed people learning to swim in public pools in San Francisco. Initially inspired by black-and-white documentary photograhs he found in a Red Cross swimming manual, Sultan soon began exploring an urge to create pictures that were physical, sensual, immersive, and painterly. The resulting work is saturated with colour and inflected by the unpredictable forms and chance abstractions which emerge through the distorted refractions of the water as a second lens.

“I wanted to do something so absolutely different, and physical, and in a certain way, kind of ill-conceived… I took my camera and went underwater in a bunch of pools. And made pictures.”

MAE1534
Weight 2 kg
ISBN

978-1-915743-05-3

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