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Justine Kurland, ‘Puppy Love’, 1999, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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Justine Kurland

Puppy Love, 1999

Chromogenic print
30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
Edition 2/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

Justine Kurland is well known for her romantic photographs of the American landscape and those …

Justine Kurland is well known for her romantic photographs of the American landscape and those fringe individuals that inhabit it. Her photographs exhibit a wandering quality that recalls her experiences traveling in the United States.

Kurland’s Puppy Love (1999) presents a group of women encamped in an overgrown …

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Courtesy of Barbara Toll
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, ‘Puppy Love’, 1999, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
Justine Kurland, ‘Puppy Love’, 1999, Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction
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About the work
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Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

Justine Kurland is well known for her romantic photographs of the American landscape and those …

Justine Kurland is well known for her romantic photographs of the American landscape and those fringe individuals that inhabit it. Her photographs exhibit a wandering quality that recalls her experiences traveling in the United States.

Kurland’s Puppy Love (1999) presents a group of women encamped in an overgrown …

Medium
Photography
Image rights
Courtesy of Barbara Toll
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

Puppy Love, 1999

Chromogenic print
30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
Edition 2/6
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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