Neil Folberg, ‘Vincent Van Gogh's Chair, Auberge Ravoux’, 2003, Vision Neil Folberg Gallery

Size is for framed print; the photograph was staged by Folberg in the room at the Auberge Ravoux in Auvers-sur-Oise where Van Gogh took his meals. He stayed there for the last 70 days of his life. The chair was his symbol for himself (refer to paintings he made in Arles for himself and Paul Gauguin to indicate the presence of the artist). The starry image in the mirror was a motif he used often to indicate eternity (from his letters).

Series: Impressionists - from the book/series "Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists"

Signature: Signed and numbered recto

Holden Luntz Gallery
Flomenhaft Gallery
Galerie Zéro l'infini, Paris Photo 2005

From the book/series "Travels with Van Gogh and the Impressionists", Abbeville Press

About Neil Folberg

A former student of the American landscape photographer Ansel Adams, Neil Folberg is known for his color landscapes of the Middle East and black-and-white techniques that champion the wizardry of his master teacher. Born in San Francisco, Folberg became a pupil of Adams at age 17, followed by his education at the University of California at Berkeley and individualized study with landscape photographer William Garnett. By 1976, Folberg had relocated to Jerusalem, where he began producing color landscapes throughout the deserts of Israel, Egypt, and Jordan. Folberg was commissioned by Aperture to document synagogues across the world, followed by a return to black-and-white in a series of night skies among ancient ruins of the Middle East, where separate images of the landscape and burned-in skies were digitally composited (a sure nod to Adams' techniques.)

American, b. 1950, San Francisco, California, based in Jerusalem, Israel