Die Welt in Farben
portfolio of 41 mixed media photographs
signed, titled and dated 2014
5 1/2 x 7 in, 14 x 17.8 cm
Estimate: $800 - $1,200
Sold for: $94
Preview at: Heffel North Vancouver Facility – by appointment only
The Byron Aceman Collection, Vancouver
Please note: this portfolio is missing work #12
Portfolio size: 14 1/2 x 11 3/4
Using as source material a turn of the 20th century photo portfolio book bought at a flea market on Berlin’s Unter Den Linden, Murray continues his experiments in traditional photographic methods and their eternally renewed relationship to painting. For Die Welt In Farben, Murray re-configures the photo lithograph of one of Europe’s great sights found on each of the book’s 41 pages as a collage made from his great stash of photo and painted imagery. These collages are then photographed on large-format negatives and printed traditionally, in black and white on fiber-based paper. Murray then colours each page by hand, using long-since discontinued archival photo oils, in the manner that photos were coloured at the beginning of the 20th century. These replacements are then re-attached to the original pages, completing the substitution of one definition of original with another. (2014) - from Wil Murray's website
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