Aperture is pleased to release a new limited-edition photograph on the occasion of the new Aperture publication Erwin Olaf: I am. In honor of Erwin Olaf's sixtieth birthday, Erwin Olaf : I Am presents the first comprehensive survey of his work, bringing together his earliest images in black and white with his now …

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Ladies Hats, 1985-1994

Known primarily for producing lush, large-format color prints of staged scenes that suggest complex narratives, Erwin Olaf explores ideas of gender, sensuality, and history in studio photography and photojournalism. His series “Fashion Victims” (2000) offers commentary on the consumerism of sex and designer labels, while “Separation” (2003) portrays an introverted family in a sterile interior space. More recently, Olaf produced “Berlin”, a series of images shot at historical locations around the German capital, including at its Olympic Stadium, and featuring Aryan children performing authoritarian roles. Of the series, which hints obliquely at Berlin’s troubled past, he has said, “I want the viewer to come up with their own story and create his or her fantasy.” Olaf has also produced film and video installations, and has photographed advertising campaigns for international companies such as Levi’s and Microsoft.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2021
Art Rotterdam part #1 at the galleryGalerie Ron Mandos
Erwin Olaf | Im WaldGalerie Ron Mandos
2019
Erwin Olaf: Palm SpringsEdwynn Houk Gallery
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Vlad 01, 1985-1994

Gelatin silver print, printed by the artist
11 × 11 in
27.9 × 27.9 cm
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Aperture is pleased to release a new limited-edition photograph on the occasion of the new Aperture …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Series
Ladies Hats, 1985-1994

Known primarily for producing lush, large-format color prints of staged scenes that suggest complex narratives, Erwin Olaf explores ideas of gender, sensuality, and history in studio photography and photojournalism. His series “Fashion Victims” (2000) offers commentary on the consumerism of sex and designer labels, while “Separation” (2003) portrays an introverted family in a sterile interior space. More recently, Olaf produced “Berlin”, a series of images shot at historical locations around the German capital, including at its Olympic Stadium, and featuring Aryan children performing authoritarian roles. Of the series, which hints obliquely at Berlin’s troubled past, he has said, “I want the viewer to come up with their own story and create his or her fantasy.” Olaf has also produced film and video installations, and has photographed advertising campaigns for international companies such as Levi’s and Microsoft.

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works by Erwin Olaf
Other works from Aperture Foundation
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