Stefanie Schneider, ‘Palm Trees on Wilcox’, 1999, Photography, Digital C-Print based on a Polaroid, mounted on Dibond with matte UV-Protection, Instantdreams
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Stefanie Schneider

Palm Trees on Wilcox, 1999

Digital C-Print based on a Polaroid, mounted on Dibond with matte UV-Protection
30 7/10 × 29 9/10 × 1/10 in
78 × 76 × 0.2 cm
Editions 5, 6, 7 of 100 + 2AP
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Bombay Beach, Berlin, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Morongo Valley, Miami, New York, Basel, Arles
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Instantdreams
Bombay Beach, Berlin, +7 more

"Palm Trees on Wilcox" (Stranger than Paradise) 1999, 78x76cm, Edition 5/100
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Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, Signature label with Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
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Frame
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Series
Stranger than Paradise
Stefanie Schneider
German, b. 1968
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In 2006 she may have been known as a shooting star, but today Schneider is without doubt a well-established name in the international art scene. After completing a degree in photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, she moved to Los Angeles. Since then, Schneider has shot her dream-like Polaroids just a few hours’ drive from her hometown. For “29 Palms”, that meant a shimmering oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.

“I am a perfectionist, but I am perfecting chance.”

TECHNIQUE

Staged dreams, presented in Polaroid

In 1996, Stefanie Schneider bought three boxes of old Polaroid film on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Since then, her works have been easy to recognise, not only because of the typical, square format of a Polaroid, but also due to their surreal colours. This “look” of a Schneider work remains impossible to define, because the behaviour of the chemicals during development is so unpredictable. And yet, while the works retain an element of spontaneity, the content and composition of these fantastical images is anything but random: Schneider plans the costumes and settings down to the finest detail.

Stefanie Schneider defies common conventions when creating her works. Rather than handling the exposed Polaroids with white gloves, she throws them into the sand, changing their surfaces. Finally, she takes analogue photographs of the Polaroids in her lab.

Stefanie Schneider, ‘Palm Trees on Wilcox’, 1999, Photography, Digital C-Print based on a Polaroid, mounted on Dibond with matte UV-Protection, Instantdreams
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Bombay Beach, Berlin, +7 more

"Palm Trees on Wilcox" (Stranger than Paradise) 1999, 78x76cm, Edition 5/100
digital C-Print based on a Polaroid, mounted on Dibond with matte UV-Protection
Certificate and signature label, artist inventory number: 398.36, signature label and Certificate.

published in Stranger than Paradise, Hatje Cantz, 2006

Medium
Condition
New
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, sticker label, Signature label with Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
Included
Frame
Included
Series
Stranger than Paradise
Stefanie Schneider
German, b. 1968
Follow

In 2006 she may have been known as a shooting star, but today Schneider is without doubt a well-established name in the international art scene. After completing a degree in photography at the Folkwang University of the Arts in Essen, she moved to Los Angeles. Since then, Schneider has shot her dream-like Polaroids just a few hours’ drive from her hometown. For “29 Palms”, that meant a shimmering oasis in Joshua Tree National Park.

“I am a perfectionist, but I am perfecting chance.”

TECHNIQUE

Staged dreams, presented in Polaroid

In 1996, Stefanie Schneider bought three boxes of old Polaroid film on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles. Since then, her works have been easy to recognise, not only because of the typical, square format of a Polaroid, but also due to their surreal colours. This “look” of a Schneider work remains impossible to define, because the behaviour of the chemicals during development is so unpredictable. And yet, while the works retain an element of spontaneity, the content and composition of these fantastical images is anything but random: Schneider plans the costumes and settings down to the finest detail.

Stefanie Schneider defies common conventions when creating her works. Rather than handling the exposed Polaroids with white gloves, she throws them into the sand, changing their surfaces. Finally, she takes analogue photographs of the Polaroids in her lab.

Stefanie Schneider

Palm Trees on Wilcox, 1999

Digital C-Print based on a Polaroid, mounted on Dibond with matte UV-Protection
30 7/10 × 29 9/10 × 1/10 in
78 × 76 × 0.2 cm
Editions 5, 6, 7 of 100 + 2AP
.
Sold
Location
Bombay Beach, Berlin, Santa Monica, Los Angeles, Morongo Valley, Miami, New York, Basel, Arles
Certificate
Certificate of authenticity
This work includes a certificate of authenticity.
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