Alec Soth, ‘New Orleans, Louisiana from Sleeping by the Mississippi’, 2002, Christie's

printed 2004, signed, titled, dated and numbered 'AP' in ink on affixed artist's label and credited, titled and dated on affixed gallery label (frame backing board)
image/sheet: 39 3/8 x 49 3/8 in. (100 x 125.4 cm.)
This work is an artist's proof aside from an edition of seven.

North Adams, Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, Regarding the Rural, September 24–December 31, 2005.

Patricia Hampl and Anne Wilkes Tucker, Alec Soth: Sleeping by the Mississippi, Steidl, Göttingen, 2004, n.p.
Mary Gordon, The Stories of Mary Gordon, Anchor House, New York, 2006, cover.

Weinstein Gallery, Minneapolis;
acquired from the above by the present owner.

About Alec Soth

Using a large-format 8x10 camera, Alec Soth captures offbeat, intimate images of American life. He first gained recognition with his series “Sleeping by the Mississippi” (2004), lush, painterly color prints of landscapes and portraits shot over five years on car trips along the Mississippi River. Other subjects include Niagara Falls' honeymoon and tourism communities (NIAGARA, 2006) and the country's exhaustion under two terms of George W. Bush (The Last Days of W., 2008). In the tradition of road photography established by Walker Evans, Robert Frank, William Eggleston, and Stephen Shore, Soth documents suburban and rural communities throughout the Midwest and Southern United States.

American, b. 1969, Minneapolis, Minnesota, based in Minneapolis, Minnesota