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"New York City, New York, September-October 1972"
1972, September-October (taken), later print
Chromogenic print, on Fujicolor Professional paper
10 x 15 cm (20 x 25.5 cm)
Bassenge Photography Auctions
19th – 21st Century Photography, 8 December 2021, Lot: 4322
Referring to the photographs taken during his first road trip Stephen Shore stated: "This series is called American Surfaces. It began as a road trip. My idea was to keep a visual diary of meals I ate, people I met, televisions I watched, motel rooms I slept in, toilets I used, as well as the towns I would drive through, and, through this visual diary and series of repeated subjects, build a kind of cultural picture of the country at the time. But, I had something else in mind at the same time, which was, I wanted to take pictures that felt natural. I think everyone is familiar with the fact that they often write in a different way than they speak, and that their writing can sometimes seem more stilted, and even use a different vocabulary. And I wanted pictures that felt as natural as speaking." – Minimal buckling in lower margin, light pressure marks from mounting in corners, otherwise in excellent condition.
Lit.: Stephen Shore. American Surfaces. London 2008, ill. p. 173.