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untitled (island)

Bill Henson

1955 - untitled (island) 2010
  • archival inkjet pigment print
180 cm x 127 cm

As a medium, photography is noted for its 'honesty', in that it implies certain pictorial facts. Further implicit in this is that photography captures forever a fleeting moment in time.

Bill Henson pushes at these fundamental photographic concepts by presenting us with immense, painterly and at once ephemeral images. The dark photographs, coupled with their perspex glazing (the artist's choice), render the works difficult to view in entirety: indeed, we see as much of the image itself as we do of our environment and ourselves.

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Bill Henson 1955 - Paris Opera Project 1990-91
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