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Michael Massaia

Deep In A Dream - Central Park - Gapstow Bridge, 2009

Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
Palm Beach
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Provenance
Holden Luntz Gallery
Palm Beach
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Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso. Signed and # 8/10 on recto.

Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso. Signed and # 8/10 on recto.

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Signed on recto and verso
Series
"Deep In A Dream - Central Park"
Michael Massaia
American, b. 1978
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A master of the traditional gelatin silver printing process, self-taught photographer Michael Massaia creates exquisitely luminous black-and-white images of the city in moments of quietude. An insomniac, Massaia began taking large-format photographs on long, nighttime walks around his native New Jersey and became fascinated by the ghostly quality of metropolitan spaces devoid of people, leading him to build up a body of work that explores public places at night, as their patrons sleep. In his “Deep in a Dream” series, Massaia turned his lens toward the typically bustling Central Park in a state of early morning repose. “Capturing the park between the hours of 2am and 6am was my attempt to capture the city in its most haunting, desolate, and inviting moments,” Massaia says. The tonally rich images, which recall the photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto or Brett Weston, express the sometimes otherworldly, isolating experiences of urban life.

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Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso. Signed and # 8/10 on recto.

Signed, titled, dated and editioned on verso. Signed and # 8/10 on recto.

Signature
Signed on recto and verso
Series
"Deep In A Dream - Central Park"
Michael Massaia
American, b. 1978
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A master of the traditional gelatin silver printing process, self-taught photographer Michael Massaia creates exquisitely luminous black-and-white images of the city in moments of quietude. An insomniac, Massaia began taking large-format photographs on long, nighttime walks around his native New Jersey and became fascinated by the ghostly quality of metropolitan spaces devoid of people, leading him to build up a body of work that explores public places at night, as their patrons sleep. In his “Deep in a Dream” series, Massaia turned his lens toward the typically bustling Central Park in a state of early morning repose. “Capturing the park between the hours of 2am and 6am was my attempt to capture the city in its most haunting, desolate, and inviting moments,” Massaia says. The tonally rich images, which recall the photographs of Hiroshi Sugimoto or Brett Weston, express the sometimes otherworldly, isolating experiences of urban life.

Michael Massaia

Deep In A Dream - Central Park - Gapstow Bridge, 2009

Toned Silver Gelatin Photograph
40 × 30 in
101.6 × 76.2 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
$10,000 - 15,000
location
Palm Beach
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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