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Sons of man, 2017

Cast resin and wood
6 × 6 × 7 in
15.2 × 15.2 × 17.8 cm
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Richard Finkelstein
American, b. 1950
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Richard Finkelstein creates detailed, miniature dioramas, which he then captures in richly lit photographs. Finkelstein’s scenes are often psychologically loaded and contain playful references to art history. In Brief Encounter (2012), a man and woman meet in the shadowy dark of night, among a trio of mismatched classical columns; other scenes evoke similarly cinematic, ambiguous scenes. Formerly a trial lawyer, Finkelstein has spoken of the relationship between his two occupations. “A criminal trial lawyer does two things. He tells stories. And he also frames a case, decides what is included and excluded,” he says. “He crops the story to only include certain information, which does not reveal the whole truth. So too with photographs.”

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Richard Finkelstein creates detailed, miniature dioramas, which he then captures in richly lit photographs. Finkelstein’s scenes are often psychologically loaded and contain playful references to art history. In Brief Encounter (2012), a man and woman meet in the shadowy dark of night, among a trio of mismatched classical columns; other scenes evoke similarly cinematic, ambiguous scenes. Formerly a trial lawyer, Finkelstein has spoken of the relationship between his two occupations. “A criminal trial lawyer does two things. He tells stories. And he also frames a case, decides what is included and excluded,” he says. “He crops the story to only include certain information, which does not reveal the whole truth. So too with photographs.”

Sons of man, 2017

Cast resin and wood
6 × 6 × 7 in
15.2 × 15.2 × 17.8 cm
Unique
Contact For Price
location
Hudson
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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