Golden Gate Folio

by Richard 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, alchemy occurs. An astonishing range of atmosphere, light, and color unfold, 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.

Pigment Print, presented in a cloth folio case
Image Size: 15 x 19 inches
Paper Size: 16 x 20 inches
Print Title: 10.21.00 6:49 PM (SMOKE)
Edition of 25 + 5 Artist Proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist on recto

About the Artist

Richard Misrach (b. 1949, Los Angeles, California) is one of the most influential photographers of his generation and has a long-standing personal connection with New Orleans and the surrounding region. His monograph, Destroy This Memory (2010), shows a record of hurricane-inspired graffiti left on houses and cars in New Orleans in the wake of Katrina, which garnered Aperture a nomination for a 2010 Lucie Award for Book Publisher of the Year, and won the award for Best Photobook of the Year 2011 at PhotoEspaña. Another standout success was his 2007 large-format Aperture book On the Beach, a sublime visual meditation on the relationship between humankind and the environment, which is as spectacular as it is unsettling. Earlier, Aperture published Violent Legacies, which addressed, in part, the contamination of the desert due to nuclear testing. Richard Misrach’s other books include Golden Gate, also being released by Aperture in spring 2012, on the seventy-fifth anniversary of the iconic bridge. He is the recipient of four National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Kulturpreis for Lifetime Achievement in Photography. Many major institutions collect Misrach’s work, including the Museum of Modern Art, Whitney Museum of American Art, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

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