Erwin Olaf

+ DVD: Erwin Olaf Selected Films UITVERKOCHT Out of print

Photographs by Erwin Olaf

Aperture Foundation, New York, 2008


out of print

Each richly colored and sleekly composed image offers a sly reinterpretation of Norman Rockwell-like iconography and characters, manifesting a nostalgia that both burlesques and wryly celebrates America of the 1950s and ’60s. As a whole, the material investigates what critic Jonathan Turner defines as “Olaf’s recent fascination with the visual representation of such emotions of loss, loneliness, and quiet despair … (He)plays games with the idea of cold reality versus cruel artifice, capturing that precise moment when innocence, hope, and joy are lost.”

Artikelnummer: 1350 Categorie:

ISBN: 9781597110617

128 pages, Hardcover, 65 four-color images, English