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  • Arthur Tress

    Brooklyn, US

    Dream Collector

    Child's Play

    Private Acts

    Theatre of the Mind

    Open Space

    Male Nudes

    Still Lives

    Born in Brooklyn in 1940, Arthur Tress learned his photographic skills in the school of the street: he began with the sadness of the suburbs in the early morning, the waltz of greasy papers and dead leaves before the influx of passers-by, but above all with the surreal and nightmarish atmosphere of the Luna Park amusement park in Coney Island, New York. As a teenager, he began taking photographs by capturing the frozen grimaces of plastic clowns, the gondolas of the roller coaster or the ghost train give themselves before the arrival of the children. Even if he then diversified his practices, the strangeness that had germinated in his images on the boards of Coney Island would always be present in the background.

    Flood Dream, Ocean City, New Jersey, 1971
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Girl with Dunce's Cap, New York, New York, 1972
    Tirage argentique
    26 x 26 cm, édition de 50

    Owl on Road, Big Thicket, Texas, 1975
    Tirage argentique
    60 x 50 cm, édition de 50

    Owl on Road, Big Thicket, Texas
    (Variation with one closed eye), 1975
    Tirage argentique
    60 x 50 cm, édition de 50

    Two Boys and Dog, Coney Island, New York, 1969
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Hockey Player, New York City, 1971
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Girl with Eagle, Wood’s Hole, Massachusetts, 1973
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Girl collecting Goldfish, Château Breteuil
    France, 1974
    Tirage argentique
    50 x 60 cm, édition de 50

    Last Portrait of my Father, New York, 1978
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Hermaphrodite between Venus and Mercury, East Hampton, New York, 1973
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Bride and Groom, 1971
    Tirage argentique
    30 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Boy in water under Bridge, Queens, New York, 1970
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Teenage Runners, New York, New York, 1975
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50

    Making Leaves, Cold Spring, New York, 1978
    Tirage argentique
    36 x 28 cm, édition de 50