Stephen Shore: Stereographs

NEW YORK, 1974

Availability: In stock

$250.00
Stereographic viewer, five viewing reels, with 6 images each plus 1 title card, signed and numbered by the artist in an edition of 400 978-1-68395-106-3

Orders will ship by 9/1/18


In 1974, Stephen Shore purchased a Stereo Realist— a camera that created stereographic color transparencies, resulting in images that could be viewed in 3-D. Similar to nineteenth-century experimentation in stereo cards and the recently popularized View-Master toys, these images offer a simulacrum of three-dimensional space via the two-dimensional image. The thirty images presented exclusively in this limited-edition stereograph are the result of Shore’s engagement with the puzzle of how to most effectively translate the real world into a successful “3-D” image given the particulars of the technology. “I was interested in seeking out situations in which the camera was doing something different from how our eyes see things: reflections, windows, a shadow on a chain-link fence, a rug that seems to float off the ground — each scenario created this amazing sense of space.” Fifteen of the resulting images were shown in a 1975 exhibition at Light Gallery. This set of thirty images has only been seen publicly once before, at Shore’s 2017–18 MoMA survey.

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