Adam Fuss on His Cameraless Images and Experimenting with Live Snakes
Untitled, Silver Gelatin Print, 1997.
250x300 mm; 9-3/4"x 11-3/4"in.(sheet),full margins.
Signed, dated and numbered 27/100 in red crayon, lower left verso, Frame not included.
Condition: Mint, has been in original envelope since purchase in 1997.
Signature: Signed, dated and numbered 27/100 in red crayon, lower left verso.
ACRIA Benefit, NY
Photographer Adam Fuss places living and non-living objects, including balloons, flowers, water, babies, animal entrails, and skulls, directly onto Cibachrome paper and exposes them to light, making photograms that explore imperfection, intimacy, nostalgia, and the passage of time. In the 2010 series “Home and the World,” Fuss’s gelatin silver print photograms and large-scale daguerreotypes record groupings of live snakes on stained mattresses and a close up of a vagina. Snakes and Ladders (a Jain morality-teaching tool developed in India during the 16th century), ancient mythology, and the work of social symbolism scholar Carl Schuster all inform Fuss’s poetic imagery.
British, b. 1961, London, United Kingdom, based in New York, New York