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Elliot Ross

Animal (127), 2009

Archival pigment ink print
14 1/2 × 11 in
36.8 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 25 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
Location
New York
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Aperture Foundation
New York
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This limited-edition print by San Francisco–based artist Elliot Ross is part of his series Animal. …

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This limited-edition print by San Francisco–based artist Elliot Ross is part of his series Animal. Intrigued by a portrait of his late cat, Ross wondered whether or not the cat consciously looked into the camera while the photograph was being taken. Ross then began to ask himself questions such as, "What was the …

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Elliot Ross
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Inspired by a photograph of his late cat, San Francisco-based photographer Elliot Ross began creating images of animals in 2007. Each of these dramatic black-and-white portraits showcase a single, unidentified animal, stripped away from its settings and digitally manipulated to appear as though sculpted by light. Against a dark black background, the animals’ poses become exaggerated, allowing the viewer to focus on the individual animal, as well as specific gestures and expressions, as if looking at a portrait of a human. As such, the artist sees the work as a way to investigate what is unknowable about both the animal world and the human.

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This limited-edition print by San Francisco–based artist Elliot Ross is part of his series Animal. …

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This limited-edition print by San Francisco–based artist Elliot Ross is part of his series Animal. Intrigued by a portrait of his late cat, Ross wondered whether or not the cat consciously looked into the camera while the photograph was being taken. Ross then began to ask himself questions such as, "What was the …

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Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed and numbered by the artist
Elliot Ross
American
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Inspired by a photograph of his late cat, San Francisco-based photographer Elliot Ross began creating images of animals in 2007. Each of these dramatic black-and-white portraits showcase a single, unidentified animal, stripped away from its settings and digitally manipulated to appear as though sculpted by light. Against a dark black background, the animals’ poses become exaggerated, allowing the viewer to focus on the individual animal, as well as specific gestures and expressions, as if looking at a portrait of a human. As such, the artist sees the work as a way to investigate what is unknowable about both the animal world and the human.

Elliot Ross

Animal (127), 2009

Archival pigment ink print
14 1/2 × 11 in
36.8 × 27.9 cm
Edition of 25 + 2AP
This is part of a limited edition set.
Under $1,000
Location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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