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Kate Breakey

Lunar Eclipse, 2015-2018

Gold Leaf, Archival Pigment Print, Glass
7 × 5 in
17.8 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,100
location
Santa Fe
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Kate Breakey
Australian, b. 1957
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Kate Breakey is known for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs, which often feature luminous representations of birds, flowers, animals, and insects. Beginning with a silver photographic image, she paints over this with many transparent layers of oil, melding together different media. Breakey also creates works with the simple outlines of photograms—invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s—and ones that relate to 19th-century botanist Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes and Imogen Cunningham’s and Edward Weston’s 1920s plant and shell photographs. Concerned with the themes of death in nature and the preservation of beauty through photography, Breakey wants to “tenderly record the beautiful bodies now in transition towards decomposition and disintegration,” as she says.

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Kate Breakey
Australian, b. 1957
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Kate Breakey is known for her large-scale, hand-colored photographs, which often feature luminous representations of birds, flowers, animals, and insects. Beginning with a silver photographic image, she paints over this with many transparent layers of oil, melding together different media. Breakey also creates works with the simple outlines of photograms—invented by William Fox Talbot in the 1830s—and ones that relate to 19th-century botanist Anna Atkins’ cyanotypes and Imogen Cunningham’s and Edward Weston’s 1920s plant and shell photographs. Concerned with the themes of death in nature and the preservation of beauty through photography, Breakey wants to “tenderly record the beautiful bodies now in transition towards decomposition and disintegration,” as she says.

Kate Breakey

Lunar Eclipse, 2015-2018

Gold Leaf, Archival Pigment Print, Glass
7 × 5 in
17.8 × 12.7 cm
Edition of 20
This is part of a limited edition set.
$1,100
location
Santa Fe
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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