Cathedral of the Pines Box Set

By Gregory Crewdson

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*Price to increase as edition sells through 15 1/2 x 18 inches

76 pages, 31 four-color images Clothbound 1st Edition 978-1-59711-350-2 February 2016
Edition of 20 and 5 Artist's proofs Digital pigment print The Backyard, 2013 Image Size: 13 1/2 X 18 Paper Size: 15 3/4 X 19 5/8 Signed and numbered by the artist

Aperture is pleased to present this very special limited-edition artwork, consisting of a clothbound copy of Gregory Crewdson's monograph Cathedral of the Pines, and a special-edition photograph, The Backyard, 2013. Both are encased in a specially designed clamshell box.

Cathedral of the Pines presents Gregory Crewdson’s first new body of work in over five years. The series marks a return to Crewdson’s classic style of storytelling via the single image, using light and color to create newly intimate, psychologically charged imagery.

This body of work marks a time of transition for the artist, and a retreat from New York to a remote home and studio in western Massachusetts—a period of time during which Crewdson chose to remain socially withdrawn, instead committing to daily, long-distance, open-water swims and cross-country skiing on wooded paths. Cathedral of the Pines is named after one of these trails, deep in the forests of Becket, Massachusetts, the site where he found the inspiration to make these new pictures. It was there that he felt darkness lift, experienced a reconnection with his artistic process, and moved into a period of renewal and intense creative productivity.

Each digital pigment print in this set was printed under the supervision of the artist. Each print is signed and numbered by Gregory Crewdson and is accompanied by a signed copy of The Cathedral of the Pines. This box set is limited to twenty numbered copies.

Gregory Crewdson (born in Brooklyn, 1962) is a graduate of SUNY Purchase and the Yale School of Art, where he is now Director of Graduate Studies in Photography. His series Beneath the Roses, which took nearly ten years and a crew of over one hundred people to complete, is the subject of the 2012 documentary Gregory Crewdson: Brief Encounters. His work has been exhibited widely in the United States and Europe, including a survey that toured throughout Europe from 2001 to 2008. Crewdson’s awards include the Skowhegan Medal for Photography, the National Endowment for the Arts Visual Artists Fellowship, and the Aaron Siskind Fellowship. He is represented by Gagosian Gallery, New York.


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