Walker Evans’ killed negatives

Wowww.Lisa Oppenheim-- Killed Negatives: After Walker Evans (Cow and Bucket), 2007Lisa Oppenheim-Killed Negatives: After Walker Evans (Chicken Bucket), 2007

Lisa Oppenheim-from "Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans"

Lisa Oppenheim-from "Killed Negatives, After Walker Evans"

Lisa Oppenheim printed Walker Evans’ negatives that had holes punched in them to prevent publication. Buried in the Library of Congress, these photographs from 1938, commissioned by the Farm Security Administration were never published.  This body of work is in the most recent issue of Blindspot, and is just more proof how much artists really neeeed archives, and archivists and libraries and really good catalogs to help them find all this material.  I like what artists do with Evans’ work–how can we forget Sherrie Levine?

Sherrie Levine-After Walker EvansShe rephotographed Evans’ photographs without changing a thing. I wonder what other photographers are using Evans as a base? I’m going to have to research this. Using the LIBRARY!

Ohhh…here’s another chance to use the word postmodern. Postmodern!

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