Michael Eastman, ‘Isabella's Two Chairs’, 1999, Phillips
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Michael Eastman

Isabella's Two Chairs, 1999

Chromogenic print
36 3/5 × 26 in
93 × 66 cm
Edition 10/15
This is part of a limited edition set.
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Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/15 in ink in the margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/15 in ink on an artist label affixed …
Michael Eastman
American, b. 1947
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“I’m drawn to things that either reflect light or transmit light,” self-taught photographer Michael Eastman has said of his luminous, exquisitely formal mid- to large-scale photographs of architectural spaces and exteriors, natural landscapes, vanishing American towns, and horses. Inspired by Edward Weston’s diaries and Ansel Adams’s “zone system,” he began working in black-and-white film, switching to color in the 1980s. He compares himself to a painter, wielding his camera like a brush and seeing the world as a palette, full of lush colors and textures, patinaed surfaces, and, always, light. Through precise framing, Eastman makes the overlooked extraordinary and, often, abstract. He has turned a Havana living room into a portrait of its occupant, and a Tokyo hallway into a Light & Space installation. “You can’t do more as an artist than change the way a person sees the world,” he says.

Michael Eastman, ‘Isabella's Two Chairs’, 1999, Phillips
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Image: 93 x 66 cm (36 5/8 x 25 7/8 in.)
Frame: 116.8 x 96 cm (45 7/8 x 37 3/4 in.)

Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/15 in ink in the margin; signed, titled, dated and numbered 10/15 in ink on an artist label affixed …
Michael Eastman
American, b. 1947
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“I’m drawn to things that either reflect light or transmit light,” self-taught photographer Michael Eastman has said of his luminous, exquisitely formal mid- to large-scale photographs of architectural spaces and exteriors, natural landscapes, vanishing American towns, and horses. Inspired by Edward Weston’s diaries and Ansel Adams’s “zone system,” he began working in black-and-white film, switching to color in the 1980s. He compares himself to a painter, wielding his camera like a brush and seeing the world as a palette, full of lush colors and textures, patinaed surfaces, and, always, light. Through precise framing, Eastman makes the overlooked extraordinary and, often, abstract. He has turned a Havana living room into a portrait of its occupant, and a Tokyo hallway into a Light & Space installation. “You can’t do more as an artist than change the way a person sees the world,” he says.

Michael Eastman

Isabella's Two Chairs, 1999

Chromogenic print
36 3/5 × 26 in
93 × 66 cm
Edition 10/15
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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