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10 exclusive archival pigment images from Dana Lixenberg in one exclusive box
A very exclusive portfolio box limited to 25 copies that includes 10 archival pigment images from photographer Dana Lixenberg’s Imperial Courts.
Imperial Courts, Portra NC 160, 2008-2009
printed in 2019
Portfolio of 10 archival pigment prints
print size incl. white border 33 x 41 cm | 13 x 16 1/8 in
Edition of 25 plus 5 artist’s proofs
3 editions from 25 available at MENDO.
About Dana Lixenberg
Dana uses natural light and a large-format field camera – a cumbersome tool, which necessitates what the artist refers to as a ‘slow dance’ between her and her subjects. The resulting portraits contain an enormous amount of detail and texture, and are as revelatory as a personal encounter. The power of the work arises from its intimacy, compositional rigor and, importantly, the absence of social stereotyping. Lixenberg has been predominantly active in the United States, and her thorough understanding of the country and its society seeps through palpably in her work.
In 1992, Dana Lixenberg travelled to South Central Los Angeles for a magazine story on the riots that erupted following the verdict in the Rodney King trial. What she encountered inspired her to revisit the area, and led her to the community of the Imperial Courts housing project in Watts. Returning countless times over the following twenty-two years, Lixenberg gradually created a collaborative portrait of the changing face of this community.