Cul de sacs: failed development, Estrella
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Gelatin silver print
Titled and dated, in ink, au recto
Signed, dated, and annotated, "SE for MCP Chicago", in pencil, au verso
Printed in 1990
Mark Klett (b. 1956) is a photographer interested in making new works that respond to historic images; creating projects that explore relationships between time, change, and perception; and exploring the language of photographic media through technology. His background includes working as a geologist before turning to photography.
Klett has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, and the Japan/US Friendship Commission. Klett’s work has been exhibited and published internationally for over thirty-five years, and his work is held in over eighty museum collections worldwide. He is the author/co-author of fifteen books. Klett lives in Tempe, Arizona where he is Regents’ Professor of Art at Arizona State University.
A 20th Century master photographer and renowned black-and-white printer, Mark Klett earns his reputation with each print he releases. Shown here is a special edition print produced as a fundraiser for the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago. Special edition prints like these are usually produced in larger edition numbers which enable collectors to purchase prints at lower prices. In the case of this photograph, it was made by hand using the same technique Klett uses with his other prints, so the quality of the item remains the same. Although, the fact it exists in a higher edition warrants a lower than normal asking price.