Larry Sultan, ‘Vivid-Entertainment-No.-2’, 2003, Yancey Richardson Gallery
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Larry Sultan

Vivid-Entertainment-No.-2, 2003

Archival pigment print
This is part of a limited edition set.
30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
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40 × 50 in
101.6 × 127 cm
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Larry Sultan
American, 1946–2009
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Conceptual photographer Larry Sultan is widely known for his “Evidence” series (2004), completed in collaboration with Mike Mandel: a collection of repurposed documentary images from the image banks of government institutions, scientific research facilities, and police departments. Reinterpreted for the purposes of institutional critique, Sultan selected surreal and disturbing images of private industrial spaces and inscrutable experiments and scientific procedures. Uncaptioned and void of any accompanying commentary, Sultan intended the simple action of decontextualizing these images to foreground the role of the photographer in shaping and potentially manipulating of the truth. Deeply influenced by West Coast Conceptualism, Sultan spent his entire career exploring the boundaries of different photographic genres, often deliberately obscuring the line between the documentary and the fictional.

Larry Sultan, ‘Vivid-Entertainment-No.-2’, 2003, Yancey Richardson Gallery
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Larry Sultan
American, 1946–2009
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Conceptual photographer Larry Sultan is widely known for his “Evidence” series (2004), completed in collaboration with Mike Mandel: a collection of repurposed documentary images from the image banks of government institutions, scientific research facilities, and police departments. Reinterpreted for the purposes of institutional critique, Sultan selected surreal and disturbing images of private industrial spaces and inscrutable experiments and scientific procedures. Uncaptioned and void of any accompanying commentary, Sultan intended the simple action of decontextualizing these images to foreground the role of the photographer in shaping and potentially manipulating of the truth. Deeply influenced by West Coast Conceptualism, Sultan spent his entire career exploring the boundaries of different photographic genres, often deliberately obscuring the line between the documentary and the fictional.

Larry Sultan

Vivid-Entertainment-No.-2, 2003

Archival pigment print
This is part of a limited edition set.
30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
Contact for price
40 × 50 in
101.6 × 127 cm
Contact for price
Have a question? Visit our help center.
Want to sell a work by this artist? Consign with Artsy.
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