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Bill Jacobson

Place (Series) #378, 2009-2010

Pigment print
37 3/4 × 31 3/4 in
95.9 × 80.6 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
$7,000
location
New York
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Bill Jacobson
American, b. 1955
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Bill Jacobson began creating his trademark out-of-focus photographs in 1989, focusing on inner states and fleeting memories rather than clear recognition or representation. The works highlight quiet and potent emotions through the immateriality of light and form, creating their own melancholy narratives. Jacobson has recently begun experimenting with in-focus photographs, creating minimalist still lifes of objects and scenes reduced to almost abstract planes and shapes—an extension of his interest in challenging the specificity often assumed to be inherent to photography. “A photograph can simply be a document of ‘what is’, or it can be about a sense of longing, or desire, or love,” he has said.

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Bill Jacobson
American, b. 1955
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Bill Jacobson began creating his trademark out-of-focus photographs in 1989, focusing on inner states and fleeting memories rather than clear recognition or representation. The works highlight quiet and potent emotions through the immateriality of light and form, creating their own melancholy narratives. Jacobson has recently begun experimenting with in-focus photographs, creating minimalist still lifes of objects and scenes reduced to almost abstract planes and shapes—an extension of his interest in challenging the specificity often assumed to be inherent to photography. “A photograph can simply be a document of ‘what is’, or it can be about a sense of longing, or desire, or love,” he has said.

Bill Jacobson

Place (Series) #378, 2009-2010

Pigment print
37 3/4 × 31 3/4 in
95.9 × 80.6 cm
Edition of 7
This is part of a limited edition set.
$7,000
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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