Liliana Porter, ‘The Line   ’, 1973, Richard Saltoun

Published 2011.
5 original signed photographs (gelatin silver prints) intervened with black ink by the artist Case made of corian.
Edition 13 of 25

The five photographs that make up The Line have given Liliana Porter the opportunity to explore the paradoxical relationship between reality and fiction. The artist’s signature style is evident here in these five shots—painted or marked with a black line. As always, Liliana Porter likes to blur the outlines of time: that of the first shot dated 1973 and that of this present publication on which she draws a line extending beyond the frame of the image. “The substance of time is never linear,” she often says when it comes to justifying her use of anachronism.

Signature: Signed

Image rights: Copyright the artist. Courtesy Richard Saltoun Gallery

About Liliana Porter

Liliana Porter produces prints, drawings, paintings, photography, video works, and installations that dabble in the absurd. Porter juxtaposes figurines of popular cultural icons, children’s toys, and other kitsch objects in surreal compositions, so that unlikely relationships emerge—to unsettling or fantastical effect. In her photograph Dialogue with Penguin (1999), for example, a toy penguin converses with a bust of Christ. Porter cites René Magritte as a major influence, and her works reveal a sense of wry humor that reflects that of the famous Belgian Surrealist.

Argentinean, b. 1941, Buenos Aires, Argentina, based in New York, New York

Solo Shows

SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah College of Art and Design, 
Savannah, GA, United States,
Liliana Porter

Group Shows

Radical Women: Latin American Art, 1960–1985
Venice Biennale, 
Venice, Metropolitan City of Venice, Italy,
Viva Arte Viva, 57th Venice Biennale
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