Robert Funk, ‘Sailboats in Seville’, 1978, Robert Funk Fine Art

This is a straight shot. I am photographing a photograph. The foreground image of sailboats is a cardboard cutout of a early 1960's point of purchase poster. I partially silhouette it. I then painted bright green and blue brushstrokes in a post-impressionist style directly on the poster surface to add some punchyness to the color. On location, I held the sailboat cut-out in my left hand and took the photo with a 20mm lens to make the all parts of the picture sharp. It was shot in southern Spain. The idea is that trees float vast open sea of grass in the same way that boats float of a vast expanse of water. Juxtapose the two and there seems to be a nexus. Sails pointing the way, the foreground image tries to merge with the background image.

Signature: Signed numbered and dated on verso, 3/15 printed later, unframed other size available

About Robert Funk

American, b. 1952, New York City , based in Miami