Barbara Kasten, ‘'Construct LB/5'’, 1982, Sotheby's
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Barbara Kasten

'Construct LB/5', 1982

Unique Polaroid Polacolor print
9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in
24.1 × 19.1 cm
Edition 5/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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Property from the collection of Dale & Doug Anderson

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned …

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Barbara Kasten
American, b. 1936
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Contemporary photographer Barbara Kasten creates abstract interior environments where the interplay of assembled light, objects, and mirrors forms the illusory subject of her images. Kasten's education in sculpture and painting informs her work; both are mediums she feels are more dominant than photography, which only documents the assemblages that ultimately define her work. Using materials such as glass, mirrors, Plexiglas, and mesh, Kasten constructs large-scale sets that rely on shadow, light, and reflection to transform their interiors into abstract, geometric compositions. The result is a distorted sense of scale and perspective, and a sculptural quality likened to Constructivism. Kasten cites László Maholoy-Nagy, of early Modernist photography and the Bauhaus, along with James Turrrell and Robert Irwin of the Light and Space movement, as defining influences.

Barbara Kasten, ‘'Construct LB/5'’, 1982, Sotheby's
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About the work
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Property from the collection of Dale & Doug Anderson

Signed, titled, dated, and editioned '5/10' in ink in the margin, framed, (Barbara Kasten: Stages p. 121).

Medium
Photography
Barbara Kasten
American, b. 1936
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Contemporary photographer Barbara Kasten creates abstract interior environments where the interplay of assembled light, objects, and mirrors forms the illusory subject of her images. Kasten's education in sculpture and painting informs her work; both are mediums she feels are more dominant than photography, which only documents the assemblages that ultimately define her work. Using materials such as glass, mirrors, Plexiglas, and mesh, Kasten constructs large-scale sets that rely on shadow, light, and reflection to transform their interiors into abstract, geometric compositions. The result is a distorted sense of scale and perspective, and a sculptural quality likened to Constructivism. Kasten cites László Maholoy-Nagy, of early Modernist photography and the Bauhaus, along with James Turrrell and Robert Irwin of the Light and Space movement, as defining influences.

Barbara Kasten

'Construct LB/5', 1982

Unique Polaroid Polacolor print
9 1/2 × 7 1/2 in
24.1 × 19.1 cm
Edition 5/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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