Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz
Candlestick Point

Photographs: Lewis Baltz

Publisher: Gallery Min

136 pages

Year: 1989

Price: 200

Comments: Hardcover in slipcase, 27,5 x 35 cm. Some bumps on the corners of the slipcase and aging to the covers, otherwise in excellent condition.

The New York curator Marvin Heiferman characterized Lewis Baltz’s landscape photography as a “topography of the emptiness of random, damaged, remote places”. The images in his 1989 series Candlestick Point show Californian fallow land, where piles of rubble and waste accumulate in the middle of the prairie. Traces of technical land development – drainage channels and water dams – are visible, becoming a typically American theme: the development of a territory in the almost infinite prairie. Baltz’s photographic record of the development at Candlestick Point combines sociological and analytical rigour and is strongly oriented towards the tradition of Land Art, and retrospectively pays tribute to its crucial influence on conceptual art since the 1970s.


Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

Lewis Baltz,Candlestick Point

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