Golden Gate FolioRichard Misrach
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Aperture is pleased to release this very special limited-edition photograph by renowned artist Richard Misrach. This photograph, from Misrach’s acclaimed Golden Gate series, is presented in a beautiful cloth folio case. In 1997 the artist began a three-year project photographing the Golden Gate Bridge at all times of day and night, in every season, from a single vantage point on his front porch. Within this simple framework, in which the subject and its framing remain fixed in every photograph, an alchemy occurs. An astonishing range of atmosphere, light, and color unfolds, bringing fresh revelation and interpretation to a familiar view—a unique and beautiful photographic meditation on place and time. This special edition features the image titled 10.21.00 6:49 PM (SMOKE), a beautiful evening capture of this iconic American structure. This limited-edition folio is released to coincide with the publication of Golden Gate, a reissue of this work in a deluxe oversized album, featuring forty of the finest photographs from the series on the occasion of the seventy-fifth anniversary of one of the most lasting symbols of American progress and ingenuity.
Richard Misrach (born in Los Angeles, 1949) is credited with helping pioneer the renaissance of color photography and large-scale presentation in the 1970s. He has exhibited extensively, and his work is held in the permanent collections of prestigious institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Metropolitan Museum of Art, in New York; National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Art Institute of Chicago. He is a recipient of numerous awards, including the Guggenheim Fellowship and four fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2011, Misrach’s Destroy This Memory (Aperture, 2010) was installed in its entirety at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, with simultaneous exhibitions of his work at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive and the Oakland Museum of California. Misrach is represented by Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco; Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York; and Marc Selwyn Fine Art, Los Angeles. He lives in Berkeley, California.
“A photographer’s personal Golden Gate,” The Style Blog, The Washington Post, May-Ying Lam, May 25, 2012
“Photographer Richard Misrach's Golden Gate Bridge,” Opinion, The LA Times, May 25, 2012
“The Golden Gate – A Bridge for all Seasons,” Slideshow, The Daily, Kolby Yarnell, May 27, 2012
“Richard Misrach’s Golden Gate Dreams,” Fine Arts, San Francisco Examiner, Lauren Gallagher, May 30, 2012