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Jean-Marc Bustamante (French, born 1952)

Date:
1997
Medium:
Chromogenic print
Dimensions:
40 x 59 cm (15 3/4 x 23 1/4 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1999
Accession Number:
1999.186
Rights and Reproduction:
© Jean-Marc Bustamante
  • Description

    Bustamante records the subtle and often overlooked poetry that exists in everyday life and ordinary places. He photographs all over the world but never identifies locations and is inspired by such universally banal subjects as vacant lots, rows of parked cars, billboards, and the façades of apartment buildings. This work, from his series Something Is Missing, records a surprisingly beautiful scene he discovered on the street. Bustamante collects and preserves these found sculptures with the aid of his camera, perhaps as an extension of his work as a sculptor. More than simply documents, the resulting photographs are like vivid memories-slightly melancholic evocations of rare and magical ephemeral moments.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Signed and dated on the verso TL: "J. M. Bustamante. 5 [encircled] // 1/6. 1997."; stamped in ink on the verso BL: "TEMPERATURE ADVICE 16-21° HYGRO 50-60% [in oval format]"; dealer's label (Mertens, Brussels) affixed to verso; inscribed in blue ink on label: "vitre // Optiwhite"

  • Notes

    Number five from an edition of five (?) prints. [N.B. This print is numbered 5 and 1 of 6 by the artist on the reverse.]

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