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Umbo in Dumbo, 2012

Archival pigment print
46 × 31 in
116.8 × 78.7 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
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New York
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© Richard Finkelstein, courtesy Robert Mann Gallery
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
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.”

Umbo in Dumbo, 2012

Archival pigment print
46 × 31 in
116.8 × 78.7 cm
Edition of 10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
location
New York
Have a question? Read our FAQ.
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