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Polaroids by Peter Liversidge

Polaroids by Peter Liversidge

$ 3,500.00

The artist will create two custom Polaroids, accompanied by a typewritten proposal, exclusively for The Aldrich Gala Benefit.

The Fuji FP-lOOC/Polaroid images are taken using a handheld instant camera without a tripod or light meter and making use of only the available natural light; they are always taken in pairs and presented as diptychs in two separate frames. The left-hand image is the first of the two; it guides the composition of the second image, which is taken some minutes later, a period determined by the length of time the first image takes to develop. The second image is an attempt to replicate what was captured at the exact point of exposure in the first. Inevitable differences between the two are always evidentsometimes profound, sometimes subtle. It is these differences that are the essence of the works.

In a recent interview, Liversidge described his use of Polaroids, "There is an immediate, irreversible permanence to the work which is impossible through editing and third party control of digital images (equally writing on a laptop there is a disconnect between the user and the written word). The analogue technology I choose to use has as much control of me, as I do of it."

Courtesy of the artist and Sean Kelly Gallery, New York

Value: $5,000

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