Michael Massaia, ‘Scenes From A Childhood Deluxe Limited Edition’, 2017, Gallery 270
Michael Massaia, ‘Scenes From A Childhood Deluxe Limited Edition’, 2017, Gallery 270
Michael Massaia, ‘Scenes From A Childhood Deluxe Limited Edition’, 2017, Gallery 270
Michael Massaia, ‘Scenes From A Childhood Deluxe Limited Edition’, 2017, Gallery 270
Michael Massaia, ‘Scenes From A Childhood Deluxe Limited Edition’, 2017, Gallery 270
Michael Massaia, ‘Scenes From A Childhood Deluxe Limited Edition’, 2017, Gallery 270

The Deluxe Limited Edition is offered as a signed and numbered edition of 80 with 20 artist proofs. Housed in a clamshell box with book well and elegant ribbon pull, it is accompanied by an inner folio with two signed and numbered 11×14 original photographs made by the artist. The first is a toned silver gelatin print of “Point Pleasant Funhouse” from the series Afterlife; the second is a pigment print of “Sponge-Bob” from the series Transmogrify. This Deluxe Limited Edition is in stock in small quantities at the opening price of $1000.

Series: "Scenes From A Childhood" depicts works from four of artist Michael Massaia's original portfolios: "Afterlife", "Quiet Now", "Saudade" and "Transmogrify and the Passing of Things".

Signature: Prints and book signed and numbered by artist, book also signed by writer.

Michael Massaia: Scenes From A Childhood March 31-May 16 2015
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About Michael Massaia

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.

American, b. 1978, New Jersey