Untitled from the series My Trip to New York, 1985-86
Gelatin silver print
8 x 6 in.
Edition of 6 + 2 APs
Courtesy of the artist and Angles Gallery, Los Angeles
Retail Value: $5,000
Judy Fiskin’s intimately scaled black-and-white photographs examine the aesthetic decisions behind vernacular architecture, popular culture, and art. Fiskin’s images are unpopulated; however, they focus on the products and activities of people. The act of looking at her small-scale photographs is, according to Fiskin, like looking through the viewfinder of a camera—a strategy that attempts to shorten the distance between the viewer and subject. Fiskin’s videos have been screened in the Documentary Fortnight series at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and at the J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles; her photographs have been shown at MOCA, the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles, at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles, at The New Museum in New York City, and at the Pompidou Center in Paris. Fiskin earned her MA in art history at UCLA. She lives and works in Los Angeles.