The Europeans

Göttingen: Steidl, 2005.
ISBN: 3865210953
Condition: Nr Fine v light bumped corner
First edition.
192 pages, 83 color plates, 12 x 10 inches SIGNED and dated 2023

"Barney has confirmed a New World fantasy: that (even if your vantage point starts out high) the Old World rich live differently from you and me." Merry Foresta. Tina Barney's photographs portray relationships and at the same time invoke theatrical role-play reminiscent of nineteenth century portraiture. Each is a staged re-enactment of a prior moment and their power rests on their emphasis on often quixotic and ultimately human and mundane details. These photographic moments undermine the traditional relationship of subject to viewer and elide the status of portraits of the classes who would traditionally have commissioned painted family portraits. Item #66

Price: $350.00