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In landscapes and still lifes, Paul Caponigro captures the mundane and the exotic. “I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind’s eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver,” he says. Caponigro deftly alludes to his influences and precedents, as in Still life with pears (1999), resembling a 16th-century Dutch still life, or Lud’s Church (1977), recalling Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. His work is at times highly formal, exploring the textures and shapes of various isolated elements like flowers and rocks. In other works, such as Brewster, New York (1963), he experiments with unusual photo processing, rendering a painterly vision of wild flora.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions
2020
Paul Caponigro - Sixty YearsObscura Gallery
Paul Caponigro: Masterworks from Forty YearsPhotography West Gallery
2017
Photographs: Paul CaponigroPucker Gallery
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Badlands, South Dakota, 1959 vintage

Gelatin Silver Print
10 3/5 × 13 3/5 in
26.8 × 34.5 cm
.
$2,900
Location
Jerusalem
Certificate
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, Signed on Matte
Certificate of authenticity
Included (issued by gallery)
Frame
Not included

In landscapes and still lifes, Paul Caponigro captures the mundane and the exotic. “I often see the materials of photography as being a type of terrain, and I construct a landscape that I need to first explore in my mind’s eye if I am to make it manifest as an artful image in silver,” he says. Caponigro deftly alludes to his influences and precedents, as in Still life with pears (1999), resembling a 16th-century Dutch still life, or Lud’s Church (1977), recalling Romantic painters such as Caspar David Friedrich. His work is at times highly formal, exploring the textures and shapes of various isolated elements like flowers and rocks. In other works, such as Brewster, New York (1963), he experiments with unusual photo processing, rendering a painterly vision of wild flora.

Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Indianapolis Museum of Art at Newfields
Selected exhibitions (3)
Other works from Out of Time / Time Out
Other works by Paul Caponigro
Other works from Vision Neil Folberg Gallery
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