Arnold Odermatt
Swiss, born 1925
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Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
Spring highlights,
Simon Studer Art
2016
Catastrophe - curated by John Waters,
Albert Merola Gallery
2015
Le Bord des Mondes (At the Edge of the Worlds),
Palais de Tokyo

From 1948 to 1990, Arnold Odermatt worked as the official police photographer in the Swiss canton of Nidwalden, recording images of car crashes to augment written accident reports. Odermatt also shot separate images of these scenes to satisfy his aesthetic interests, and his son discovered these photographs after he retired. The photographs have received acclaim for their formal properties and documentary-like quality in charting the rise and perils of car culture in Switzerland during the mid- to late-20th century.

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