Barbara Crane, ‘Visions of Enarc’, 1983, Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) Benefit Auction
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Barbara Crane

Visions of Enarc, 1983

Polaroid Polacolor
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
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Chicago Artists Coalition (CAC) Benefit Auction

The images in the Visions of Enarc series were made in the legendary Polaroid 20x 24 Studio during …

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Barbara Crane
American, b. 1928
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A photographic pioneer dedicated to experimentation, Barbara Crane has worked in a range of media and formats, from Polaroids and image sequencing to digital imagery and portraiture. Her subjects include woodland scenes and animal carcasses she has come upon during walks, figures on the beach, abstracted human forms, and faces seen through neon signs. In the 1970s she created large, eight-by-eight-foot mural-like grids of photographs, often featuring a central commercial product surrounded by repeated images. In the ’80s she shot “Private Views”, a series of color close-ups of human gestures—people dancing, kissing, drinking, and holding hands during Chicago’s summer festivals. “Though I build on past experience, I attempt to eradicate previous habits of seeing and thinking,” she has said. “I keep searching for what is visually new to me while always hoping that a fusion of form and content will take place.” Crane considers Edward Weston a major influence on her work.

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The images in the Visions of Enarc series were made in the legendary Polaroid 20x 24 Studio during the 1980s in New York City. Crane’s unique approach to the process was to make images by using the 20 x 24 inch camera to enlarge and print 35mm color slides on Polaroid Polacolor 20 x 24 print material. Much like the …

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Barbara Crane
American, b. 1928
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A photographic pioneer dedicated to experimentation, Barbara Crane has worked in a range of media and formats, from Polaroids and image sequencing to digital imagery and portraiture. Her subjects include woodland scenes and animal carcasses she has come upon during walks, figures on the beach, abstracted human forms, and faces seen through neon signs. In the 1970s she created large, eight-by-eight-foot mural-like grids of photographs, often featuring a central commercial product surrounded by repeated images. In the ’80s she shot “Private Views”, a series of color close-ups of human gestures—people dancing, kissing, drinking, and holding hands during Chicago’s summer festivals. “Though I build on past experience, I attempt to eradicate previous habits of seeing and thinking,” she has said. “I keep searching for what is visually new to me while always hoping that a fusion of form and content will take place.” Crane considers Edward Weston a major influence on her work.

Barbara Crane

Visions of Enarc, 1983

Polaroid Polacolor
24 × 20 in
61 × 50.8 cm
This is a unique work.
Bidding closed
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