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Aperture is pleased to release this special limited-edition bundle, which includes a signed copy of Girl Pictures and a signed and numbered limited-edition print featured in the book. Limited to an edition of 100, proceeds from this bundle directly support the artist as well as Aperture’s publishing and programming …

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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.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2020
Aperture Foundation at Paris Photo New York 2020Aperture Foundation
2018
It's Too Peopley Out ThereCurator's Office
2016
The Open RoadCrystal Bridges Museum of American Art
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Puppy Love, Fire, 1999

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8 × 10 in
20.3 × 25.4 cm
Editions 1-100/100
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Aperture is pleased to release this special limited-edition bundle, which includes a signed copy of …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included

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.”

Established
Represented by industry leading galleries.
Selected exhibitions (3)
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