Yann Sérandour, Cutout Barrel Shaped Cactus With Flower (Oct. 30, 1940), 2014

Yann Sérandour, Cutout Barrel Shaped Cactus With Flower (Oct. 30, 1940), 2014

Heat transfer print on polyester, mounted on aluminum frame
120 x 152 x 3 cm
Edition 1 (+ 1 A.P.)

This archive photo which was cut out with gouache paint before being published in an American newspaper on the 30th of October 1940 has been enlarged at the size of a painting. The brush strokes and graphical inscriptions done by the anonymous photoengraver in order to extract the photographed subject from its context, gives to this picture a fortuitous pictorial aspect. The photographed cactus, aged of four years old, was belonging to the collection of Mr John Sheldon, then living in the periphery of Baltimore.