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Issue No. 16 - Chaos

Robert Frank: Park/Sleep & Partida at Pace/Macgill Gallery

Image Above: ©Robert Frank, Courtesy Pace/Macgill Gallery (RF.BK.1110 [Plate 32]_In Arizona)

 

Pace/MacGill Gallery presented Robert Frank: Park/Sleep & Partida. Featuring the original prints and ephemera comprising his two most recent photographic books – Park/Sleep (Steidl 2013) and Partida (Steidl 2014) – the exhibition explored Robert Frank’s continued interest in the narrative possibilities of the medium and the art of the photobook.

RF.BK.1110 [Plate 29]_June with Alberto Aspesi, n.d._LR©Robert Frank, Courtesy Pace/Macgill Gallery (RF.BK.1110 [Plate 29]_June with Alberto Aspesi)

 

With his passion for storytelling, Frank single-handedly altered the shape of photography by challenging the formal and conceptual expectations of a selectively sequenced set of images. Park/Sleep and Partida represent the latest installments in his ongoing exploration of this technique.

RF.BK.1109 [Plate 09]_Elisabeth MÅller, n.d._LR©Robert Frank, Courtesy Pace/Macgill Gallery (RF.BK.1109 [Plate 09]_Elisabeth MÅller)

 

un©Robert Frank, Courtesy Pace/Macgill Gallery (Left: RF.BK.1109 [Plate 04]_Richard Serra, Beacon, NY; Right: RF.BK.1109 [Plate 22]_Untitled)

In Park/Sleep and Partida, Frank continues his diaristic approach to storytelling, interweaving new and old images of family, friends, home, ordinary objects, interiors, and outdoor scenes. Accompanied by pieces of conversations, short poems, and thoughts in the form of printed text, these series of pictures are visual accounts of the people, places, and experiences that hold particular meaning to Frank.

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Courtesy of Pace/Macgill Gallery

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