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Abstraction of the Real
"The spring—tight line between reality and photograph has been stretched relentlessly, but it has not been broken. These abstractions of nature have not left the world of appearances, for to do so is to break the camera‘s strongest point - its authenticity."
Minor White (1908-1976)
With special thanks to all the photographers,
museum, auction houses and galleries
who have provided examples.
Artcurial, Bassenge Photography Auctions, Carl Mautz Vintage Photographs, Carl-Strüwe-Archiv, CEROS - Jean-Mathieu Martini / Serge Plantureux, Christie's - London, Christopher Wahren Fine Photographs, Collection of Brad Feuerhelm, E.O. Hoppé Estate, Etherton Gallery, George Eastman Museum, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin, J. Paul Getty Museum, Kopeikin Gallery (CLOSED - 2020), Larry Gottheim - Be-hold - Inc, Lee Gallery, Library of Congress - Prints and Photographs Division, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Musée d'Orsay, National Museum of American History - Smithsonian Institution, PDNB Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Piasa, Princeton University Art Museum, Private collection of Barbara Levine / projectB.com, Private collection of Jan Weijers (Servatius), Provided by the artist - Burton Pritzker, Provided by the artist - Carl Chiarenza, Provided by the artist - Harry Nankin, Provided by the artist - Jens Knigge, Provided by the artist - Klavdij Sluban, Provided by the artist - Steven Evans, Rijksmuseum, Robert Tat Gallery, Royal Photograph Collection, Sotheby's - New York, Sotheby's - Paris, Swann Galleries - New York, Tepper Takayama Fine Arts, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Verve Gallery of Photography (CLOSED - 2017).