It looks like a photoshop-content-aware-fill filter gone awry. But it is in fact a funny and skilled reflection on craftsmanship and ornament and the aura of the physical work.
The download contains: the highest resolution TIF image of ‘Adoration of the Magi’ (2901 x 3711 px) and a catalogue showing process pictures of the creation of the physical versions of the filled frames.
Buy at The File Arts for $20,- get a digital signed certificate of authenticity and support the creation of the physical versions of the work.
All works by Douglas D. Prince
1 Field Study 10, 2013
2 Shore Lines 03, 2012
3 Gaia 61, 2011
4 Peony 08, 2007
5 Epidermis 151, 2008
6 Self Portrait, 2013
In a career spanning almost 50 years Douglas D. Prince manages to stay immensely curious about new technology and manages to keep making fresh and relevant images in todays world. This increasingly takes the form of using internet as a camera, using pre-existing images as a basis for his work.
Douglas Prince uses the vast possibilities of the technology and the unlimited availability of images as an excuse to be completely free; his images span a large range of styles and subjects and techniques and have in common only that they are poignant and significant.
Douglas Prince’s work is part of several notable permanent collections, among which the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He has been teaching photography at universities around the USA since the 1970s.
He currently teaches at the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH.
Three images from Epidermis are now available as a digital edition at The File Arts. The download contains 3 JPG images from the series at their full resolution, wallpapers for desktop and iOS of the images and a PDF with background information on the images, the process and the artist.
This edition is on offer for $15,- for the first week. After thursday 26th April 2013 it will be $20,- So Buy now…
Blake Fall-Conroy Sculpture - artist statement.
Blake Fall-Conroy is the artist who made the crank-machine below and I am glad I took the trouble to trace that back to his website; lots of great work there!
This machine allows anyone to work for minimum wage for as long as they like. Turning the crank on the side releases one penny every 4.97 seconds, for a total of $7.25 per hour. This corresponds to minimum wage for a person in New York. This piece is brilliant on multiple levels, particularly as social commentary. Without a doubt, most people who started operating the machine for fun would quickly grow disheartened and stop when realizing just how little they’re earning by turning this mindless crank. A person would then conceivably realize that this is what nearly two million people in the United States do every day…at much harder jobs than turning a crank. This turns the piece into a simple, yet effective argument for raising the minimum wage.
Donald Judd’s house.
nice to see it as the actual print.
For people who want more than the digital files: the images from the complete series Epidermis are also published as a limited edition book, with a signed original:
Maple Seed Press announces the publication of “Epidermis, The Poetry of Skin.”
This book is a collection of Douglas D. Prince’s digital images, and each image has a corresponding ekphrastic poem by Scott A. Gallaway. A newly revised interpretive essay by Andrew E. Hershberger, Epidermis/Layers Upon Layers, addresses both the photographs and the poetry together.
“EPIDERMIS, The Poetry of Skin” is a limited edition of 50 copies with a signed original 8”x10” print of Epidermis -109. The book consists of 68 images by Douglas D. Prince accompanied by ekphrastic poems by Scott A. Gallaway and an interpretive essay by Andrew E. Hershberger. This limited edition portfolio is 11”x11” with 86 pages, printed with 4-color digital offset on European 216 gsm Premium Silk paper, a linen cover, matching slip case, and priced at $300 plus shipping.
You can buy three images from this series as digital files from The File Arts for $20,- (for $15,- till thursday 26th April 2013). These come in the highest available full resolution and with a digital signed certificate of authenticity.