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Re: Albumen Prints at the 2008 Whitney Biennial

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  • Subject: Re: Albumen Prints at the 2008 Whitney Biennial
  • From: eric nelson <emanphoto@gmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Apr 2008 19:08:05 -0500
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Thank you very much Catherine.

The prints are 8"x10"+ as the artist wanted to show the rough edges of exposed silver created by floating the paper on the AgNO3, the folded edges, and any other detritus from the process included.  Typically all that is either over matted or trimmed.  

This look is achieved by the "boat" floating method of the paper during coating and sensitization as opposed to the dry mount tissue submersion method where you'll end up with clean edges.
Also he had them floated in the frames you saw.


On Mon, Apr 28, 2008 at 5:49 PM, Catherine Rogers <chrogers@bigpond.com> wrote:
Thanks for that Eric,

I, for one, really appreciate pointers to shows, URLs, and reviews of shows that I will most likely never see.
The prints looked gorgeous Eric. It was difficult to see that they were albumen prints - they looked like platinum they were so wonderfully dark and rich. But then I don't think I have ever seen a contemporary albumen print in the flesh, so to speak. What size were they? Great start to the day.

Many thanks again

eric nelson wrote:
Hello group,

A little self-promotion here as five albumen prints of a larger body of work I printed for artist Charles Long are now on display in the Whitney Museum in NYC for the 2008 Whitney Biennial.

In case you can't make the show, the topmost video at the link below is an interview with Charles and shows some of the prints and his sculptures.

http://www.whitney.org/www/2008biennial/www/?section=artists&page=artist_long <http://www.whitney.org/www/2008biennial/www/?section=artists&page=artist_long>

Eric Nelson