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The Quiet of Dissolution, Firestorm

© Sonja Braas

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© Sonja Braas

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Sonja Braas

German, born 1968

The Quiet of Dissolution, Firestorm, 2008

chromogenic color print on Diasec face

Edition: 8/8 plus 2 artist's proofs

support: 62 1/2 x 78 1/2 inches (158.75 x 199.39 cm); framed: 65 x 80 1/4 x 2 1/4 inches (165.1 x 203.84 x 5.72 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Philip J. Wickser Fund, by exchange, 2009

P2009:4

More Details

Provenance

the artist;
Fielder Taubert Contemporary, Berlin, Germany;
May 26, 2009, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery

Class

Photographs

Work Type

Chromogenic color print

Information may change due to ongoing research.Glossary of Terms

Positioning herself the intersection of fantasy and reality, Sonja Braas constructs and photographs dioramas of ravished and catastrophe-stricken landscapes. The Quiet of Dissolution, Firestorm is from a series of images that depict natural and manmade disasters, including floods, fires, snowstorms, landslides, and oil spills. To create this nocturnal view of the city of Los Angeles consumed by flames, the artist photographed a strategically lit maquette that she later destroyed. Like other works from this series, The Quiet of Dissolution, Firestorm challenges our notions of reality through a fabricated image of horrific beauty.

Label from DECADE: Contemporary Collecting 2002–2012, August 21, 2012–January 6, 2013

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