Gail Albert Halaban, ‘From the series Out My Window: Son's Girlfriend, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016’, 2016, Photography, Pigment print, Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction
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Gail Albert Halaban

From the series Out My Window: Son's Girlfriend, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016, 2016

Pigment print
16 × 21 in
40.6 × 53.3 cm
Edition 1/10
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Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction

Paper size 17 x 22 in.

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Gail Albert Halaban
American, b. 1970
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Gail Albert Halaban is best known for the photographs she shoots from and through windows of New York City apartments. Referencing Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window (1954), Halaban hints at ongoing narratives in her staged, voyeuristic photos of urban women in their private lives, as in her 2008 work Out My Window, West Village, Construction. “Many New Yorkers spend much of their window gazing time looking into their neighbor's apartments. Through this voyeurism, a sense of community develops,” she has said. “In New York, we are never alone.” While at Yale, Halaban studied under Nan Goldin and Gregory Crewdson; she considers her work a marriage of Goldin’s insistence on documenting reality with Crewdson’s desire to stage psychological drama.

Gail Albert Halaban, ‘From the series Out My Window: Son's Girlfriend, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016’, 2016, Photography, Pigment print, Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction
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Aperture Foundation Benefit Auction

Paper size 17 x 22 in.

Medium
Signature
Signed by artist
Image rights
Courtesy the artist
Gail Albert Halaban
American, b. 1970
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Gail Albert Halaban is best known for the photographs she shoots from and through windows of New York City apartments. Referencing Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window (1954), Halaban hints at ongoing narratives in her staged, voyeuristic photos of urban women in their private lives, as in her 2008 work Out My Window, West Village, Construction. “Many New Yorkers spend much of their window gazing time looking into their neighbor's apartments. Through this voyeurism, a sense of community develops,” she has said. “In New York, we are never alone.” While at Yale, Halaban studied under Nan Goldin and Gregory Crewdson; she considers her work a marriage of Goldin’s insistence on documenting reality with Crewdson’s desire to stage psychological drama.

Gail Albert Halaban

From the series Out My Window: Son's Girlfriend, Capital Federal, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2016, 2016

Pigment print
16 × 21 in
40.6 × 53.3 cm
Edition 1/10
.
Bidding closed
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