Astrid Klein
Petrified Vision 1985

Artwork details

Artist
Astrid Klein born 1951
Title
Petrified Vision
Versteinerte Vision
Date 1985
Medium Photograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensions Image: 2469 x 3596 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1988
Reference
T05034

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Klein produces photographic images on a large scale to make what she refers to as ‘photoworks’, distinguishing them from straightforward photographs. She starts with small newspaper and magazine images, enlarging them and subjecting them to a variety of processing and printing techniques which transform the visual information they contain. The results are deliberately difficult to interpret, contradicting common assumptions about photography as a documentary medium that accurately and clearly records physical phenomena.

January 2016

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