Photographs by Ron van Dongen.
Nazraeli Press, Portland, 2011. 56 pp., 47 color illustrations, 11x14".
Signed copies available to order!
Anthropomorphism has long been a trademark of van Dongen's work. However, what distinguishes the pictures assembled in “Proof” is their illustration of the unexpected and breathtaking effect of time on untreated master proofs. Though some of these Polaroid images are no older than a few years, they all seem to have been pulled from an exquisite, moldering time capsule. Unstable chemicals have randomly burned, flashed and splashed his fine images. The result is spellbinding. Perky blooms and sensual bouquets simultaneously relay a wisdom of age and mortality. Ron van Dongen’s photographs have been the subject of numerous monographs, and are widely exhibited and collected in the United States, Europe and Asia. This first edition of “Proof” is limited to 750 copies for international distribution.