Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao: New York Portfolio

By Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao


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Aperture is pleased to present to our collecting audience the remaining copies of a very special limited-edition portfolio. The New York portfolio was created in conjunction with the Museum of the City of New York, on the occasion of the artists solo exhibition Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao’s New York: Assembled Realities As Liao states “New York City is the most photographed city in the world and there are too many good photographs already made,” he says. “The new generation, like me, we just needed to figure out a new way to shoot the city differently." And that he has, with painstaking care and the use of multiple exposures, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao crafts each of his images with technological precision. Shooting primarily with a large-format film camera, then scanning and digitally editing the negatives, Liao creates enormous, detail-driven panoramas of the social and urban landscape of New York.  From rehabilitated Coney Island to the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, from the demise of Shea Stadium in Queens to the newly built One World Trade Center, Liao has created a lasting document of a significant period of transformation in New York’s skyline and social fabric. His unique perspective on New York is both personal and hyperreal, managing to capture both the lasting charm of the city’s well-known landmarks as well as the moment when New York entered the twenty-first century.

The prints included in this portfolio are:

Fleet Week, New York Harbor, 2012 Image size: 14.5 x 24 inches Paper size: 20 x 24 inches

72nd Street Station, Manhattan, 2012 Image size: 10 x 24 inches Paper size: 20 x 24 inches

New Year's Eve Fireworks, Central Park, 2013 Image Size: 10 x 24 inches Paper size: 20 x 24 inches

Looking North from the Frank Gehry Building, Manhattan, 2012 Image size: 11 x 24 inches Paper size: 20 x 24 inches

Flatiron, Manhattan, 2011 Image size: 17.5 x 22 inches Paper size: 20 x 24 inches

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao (born in Taiwan, 1977) first received recognition with his series Habitat 7, which was featured in the September 11, 2005, issue of the New York Times Magazine as the winner of Capture the Times photography contest. His work has been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of the City of New York; Queens Museum of Art; and Bronx Museum of the Arts.


Print Paper Size: 26 1/2 x 20 3/4 inches
Edition of 25
Signed and numbered by the artist
5 pigment prints signed and numbered by the artist, presented in a clothbound folio

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By Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao