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Tina Barney

Blue Boy, 2002

Chromogenic color print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Edition 8/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
About the work
Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

Tina Barney uses family and friends as subjects in her large-scale photographic portraits. In her …

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Tina Barney uses family and friends as subjects in her large-scale photographic portraits. In her work, Barney explores the relationships between people, inviting viewers into the lives of those with whom she shares precious memories. Barney’s photographs have been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, New York, and the …

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Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Tina Barney
American, b. 1945
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Tina Barney’s photographs showcase the emotional complexity and psychological tension in ordinary domestic moments. She began photographing her well-heeled Rhode Island family and friends in 1975, using large-format cameras to capture the rich details of their manicured clothing and gilded interior decors, as well as the subtleties of their strained expressions and meaningful gestures. Her photographs evoke both the spontaneity of documentary realism and the intentionality of directed or fabricated scenes. Barney was among the first artists to create large-scale color photographs, and she later photographed the social elite outside her inner circle. Her work was featured in the 1987 Whitney Biennial and in a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1990.

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About the work
Independent Curators International (ICI) Benefit Auction

Tina Barney uses family and friends as subjects in her large-scale photographic portraits. In her …

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Tina Barney uses family and friends as subjects in her large-scale photographic portraits. In her work, Barney explores the relationships between people, inviting viewers into the lives of those with whom she shares precious memories. Barney’s photographs have been exhibited at the Whitney Biennial, New York, and the …

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Courtesy of the artist and Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
Tina Barney
American, b. 1945
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Tina Barney’s photographs showcase the emotional complexity and psychological tension in ordinary domestic moments. She began photographing her well-heeled Rhode Island family and friends in 1975, using large-format cameras to capture the rich details of their manicured clothing and gilded interior decors, as well as the subtleties of their strained expressions and meaningful gestures. Her photographs evoke both the spontaneity of documentary realism and the intentionality of directed or fabricated scenes. Barney was among the first artists to create large-scale color photographs, and she later photographed the social elite outside her inner circle. Her work was featured in the 1987 Whitney Biennial and in a mid-career retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in 1990.

Tina Barney

Blue Boy, 2002

Chromogenic color print
20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Edition 8/10
This is part of a limited edition set.
Bidding closed
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