a group of 4 chromogenic prints, comprising Shoes, Ropes; Tomatillos; Stripes and Boards; and Tomatoes, Lucero Organic Farms, each framed to the photographer's specifications, David Kordansky Gallery labels on the reverse, 2007-12, each one in an edition of 5 (Shoes, Ropes: Elad Lassry, p. 13; and Tomatillos: Elad Lassry, p. 54) (4)
Various sizes to 14½ by 11½ in. (36.8 by 29.2 cm.) or the reverse
These photographs have not been examined out of their frames as issued. They appear, however, to be in overall excellent condition. The colors remain bright and saturated, with no apparent fading. Some of the lacquered frames have very mild soiling and/or very minor chipping.
'Shoes, Ropes' (2009): no. 2 in an edition of 5
'Tomatillos' ‘(2010): no. one in an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs
'Stripes and Boards' (2012): no. 3 in an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs
'Tomatoes, Lucero Organic Farms' (2007): no. one in an edition of 5 plus 2 artist's proofs
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David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles
Elad Lassry considers each of his photographic objects to be 'something that's suspended between a sculpture and an image.' The four works offered here date from Lassry's breakthrough moment in the late 2000s and early 2010s when he began to place lacquered frames in conversation with photographic images. Lassry appropriated images from vintage magazines and film archives or took his own photographs that he imbued with a commercial, advertisement-like aesthetic, and usually printed them on standard 11-by-14-inch paper.