MARIO CRESCI - Baudelaire
Jun 15, 2017 — Sep 16, 2017
Opening Reception: Thursday June 15 from 6pm to 9pm, in the presence of the artist.
The "Baudelaire" series is made up of 46 copies of his portrait taken by Etienne Carjat in 1878 and
reproduced from Naomi Rosenblum’s book: A World History of Photography. There are 46 like the number of years in the poet’s life. The print on cotton printing paper is folded by hand in different ways for each copy, enabling me to give it a tangible value that is not conveyed by the photograph. The print becomes volume, object, it enters a perceptual and tactile dimension so that the printed image becomes connected to the folds in the paper.