Steve Fitch (born 1949); Map of the United States on a Classroom Floor in Bula, Western Texas;

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Lot 9
Steve Fitch
(born 1949)
Map of the United States on a Classroom Floor in Bula, Western Texas

US$ 1,200 - 1,800
£ 910 - 1,400
Steve Fitch (born 1949)
Map of the United States on a Classroom Floor in Bula, Western Texas, April 26, 1997
Chromogenic print, signed, titled, dated and numbered '4/17' on the verso.
30 x 40in (76.2 x 101.6cm)

Footnotes

  • Provenance
    With Rosegallery, Santa Monica.
    Literature
    Fitch, Gone: Photographs of Abandonment on the High Plains, University of New Mexico Press, 2002.

    Steve Fitch's photographs of abandoned structures continue a documentary tradition established by Depression-era photographers such as Walker Evans and Russell Lee. Fitch's work, however, has an additional quality not found in the work of his predecessors--a sense of tension, even menace; the same eerie atmosphere that might have been felt on discovering the Marie Celeste. The inhabitants of these spaces seem to have fled in a hurry and only the decaying small fragments of their lives bear any witness to their having existed at all.

    Other examples of Fitch's work can be found later in the sale--lots 55, 95 and 105.
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