About This Image

Signed, titled, and dated on label on verso. Edition of 5, plus 2 APs. (# 1/5 and # 1/2APs are sold and AP #2/2 is not available for sale). A Mahogany frame and basic UV Plexi glazing is an extra $1,000. Due to the scale of this piece, the artist highly recommends a premium non-reflective Optium Museum UV Plexi, which is an added $700.  Crating, packing and shipping is additional and price depends on location we are shipping to. The price of the photograph goes up $1,500 per print sold in the edition.

Spagnoli explained what was involved with the taking of this image: "I made this image of the recent eclipse up in the furthest Northeast corner of Vermont. My original plan was to shoot in upstate NY State, but as it became clear that clouds were going to move in, I kept moving further North and East. ( Seeing a lot of places I hadn't been to before. ) Fortunately I built in time for just such a situation, and using maps and cloud forecasts I arrived at this location. I had a couple of ideas about what I would do, but this was the primary image I'd hoped for ( vaguely of course). As it turns out three minutes is not a lot of time to be swapping lenses in the dark... But as it is I'm very pleased with the results. But let’s not talk about the 12-hour traffic apocalypse to get back to NYC."

Jerry Spagnoli (New York, 1956), a photographer since the mid-1970s, is best known for his work with the daguerreotype process, a complex photographic technique invented in 1839 that produces images on highly polished, silver clad copper plates. Initiating his exploration of the daguerreotype in San Francisco in 1994, Spagnoli experimented with 19th-century materials and studied the effects achieved by early practitioners to understand the technical aspects of the process, as well as its expressive and visual potential as a medium.

He began work on an ongoing series entitled “The Last Great Daguerreian Survey of the 20th Century” in 1995, continuing the series upon returning to the east coast in 1998. The project features views of the metropolis as well as images of historically significant events including the destruction of the World Trade Center on 9/11, the vigil following the disappearance of John F. Kennedy, Jr., and Times Square at midnight on the eve of the new millennium. Considered the leading expert in the revitalization of the daguerreotype process, Spagnoli is also noted for his collaboration with artist Chuck Close on daguerreotype portraits and nudes.

Spagnoli had several important books on his work published, including "Daguerreotypes: 1995-2004, Jerry Spagnoli" by Steidl in 2006, "American Dreaming by Steidl in 2010, and "Heirloom Harvest" by Bloomsbury USA in 2015.

Spagnoli says about his medium: "I've come to appreciate [it] as a presentation method, not simply as an image-generating system. A daguerreotype captured from any source, if properly executed, still presents the image to the viewer with uncanny immediacy.

"Ultimately my use of various materials and methods is centered in my desire to make complicated stories out of the everyday world, which is my apparent subject matter. Photography allows me to engage viewers with images and ideas which are filtered through the abstracting apparatus of the camera and woven into the matrix of its rich history."

His work is in the following museum collections: The Whitney Museum of American Art; The National Portrait Gallery; The Chrysler Museum; The Fogg Museum; The High Museum; The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; The Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Nelson Atkins Museum; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Oakland Museum; The New York Historical Society; The Museum of the City of New York; The Cleveland Museum; Musee Carnavalet, Paris.

Spagnoli was named a Guggenheim fellow in photography in 2023.

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Eclipse 2024
Jerry Spagnoli Eclipse 2024

Price $11,500

Main Image

Ref.# 16494

Medium Pigment Print

Mount on di-bond and framed in mahogany wood

Photo Date 2024  Print Date 2024

Dimensions 60 x 30 in. (1,524 x 762 mm)

Photo Country United States (USA)

Photographer Country United States (USA)


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