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Justine Kurland

Parade across the Dune, New Zealand, 2001

Chromogenic print, flush-mounted
29 4/5 × 39 4/5 in
75.6 × 101 cm
Edition 2/8
Bidding closed
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Phillips

Michel and Sally Strauss Contemporary Photography Collection

Image: 75.6 x 101 cm (29 3/4 x 39 3/4 …

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Michel and Sally Strauss Contemporary Photography Collection

Image: 75.6 x 101 cm (29 3/4 x 39 3/4 in.)
Frame: 89.7 x 116 cm (35 3/8 x 45 5/8 in.)

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Photography
Signature
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/8 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame.
Justine Kurland
American , b. 1969
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In the spirit of the 19th-century landscape photographers, who produced idealized, utopian images of the American wilderness, Justine Kurland crisscrosses the country with her 4 x 5 camera and her young son, meeting and photographing fellow travelers in grand natural settings. These travelers include runaway girls, train-hopping hobos, hippies in communes, and mothers with their children. In her lush, mid-scale prints, stilled in all their raw, complex, and, often, naked or half-naked beauty, her subjects appear to be the very image of self-reliance and freedom so mythologized in American folk songs and literature. Kurland foregrounds the fact that she is not a documentarian, claiming, “[W]hat defines my photographs is this portal to a certain kind of fantasy of America, of what our national identity is, a seminal identity.”

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About the work
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Michel and Sally Strauss Contemporary Photography Collection

Image: 75.6 x 101 cm (29 3/4 x 39 3/4 …

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Michel and Sally Strauss Contemporary Photography Collection

Image: 75.6 x 101 cm (29 3/4 x 39 3/4 in.)
Frame: 89.7 x 116 cm (35 3/8 x 45 5/8 in.)

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed in ink, printed title, date and number 2/8 on a gallery label affixed to the reverse of the frame.
Justine Kurland
American , b. 1969
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In the spirit of the 19th-century landscape photographers, who produced idealized, utopian images of the American wilderness, Justine Kurland crisscrosses the country with her 4 x 5 camera and her young son, meeting and photographing fellow travelers in grand natural settings. These travelers include runaway girls, train-hopping hobos, hippies in communes, and mothers with their children. In her lush, mid-scale prints, stilled in all their raw, complex, and, often, naked or half-naked beauty, her subjects appear to be the very image of self-reliance and freedom so mythologized in American folk songs and literature. Kurland foregrounds the fact that she is not a documentarian, claiming, “[W]hat defines my photographs is this portal to a certain kind of fantasy of America, of what our national identity is, a seminal identity.”

Justine Kurland

Parade across the Dune, New Zealand, 2001

Chromogenic print, flush-mounted
29 4/5 × 39 4/5 in
75.6 × 101 cm
Edition 2/8
Bidding closed
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