SOCIAL CONTEXT. Larry Fink.
SOCIAL CONTEXT.

SOCIAL CONTEXT.

NY: Double Elephant Editions, 1991. Fink, Larry. First edition. Folio, (1) p. text, plus 15 original silver prints (13 x 18 in.) archivally window-matted (19 x 23 in.). All housed in a cloth clamshell box. The box is bumped at the tips and foredge, and the cloth is slightly rubbed; there is one small 1/2 inch abrasion on rear and slight soiling. The photographs and mounts are in fine as new condition. Item #12587

Limited to 25 copies. Each photo SIGNED, titled, and editioned on the blank verso of the print. Fink studied at the New School of Social Research in New York, taking classes with Lisette Model and Alexey Brodovitch. He taught at the Parson's School of Design and the New School as well as Yale and Cooper Union. He describes his work as follows: "My photographs have been taken with intent to help the human revolution and to do it at the right moment in history. They will testify to the transformation. Such is my feeling. Such is my need." From the prospectus, which is laid in: "Larry Fink's photographs are best described under the rubric 'new social photography.' ...reliant on the styles of Robert Frank, Garry Winogrand and Diane Arbus, Fink's work reflects not only the mood of the period of American life that he photographs, but also the currency of the social and artistic forces and institutions that have developed and formed him as an artist." In this collection, Fink's photographs are of the "lower middle class" at gatherings and locales, bringing to mind the photos in CAFÉ LEHMITZ by Anders Petersen.

Price: $15,000.00

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