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Gregory Crewdson (American, b.1962)
LOT ID: 78784
Production Still (Forest Gathering #2), 2003

Chromogenic Print (C-print), Digital C-print
12 х 16 in. (30.48 x 40.64 cm.)
Signed, dated, lower right recto
Edition 3/20
Lot description
Image size is 12 x 16 inches (30.5 x 40.6 cm). Paper size is 16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm). Framed.

Gregory Crewdson's "Production Stills" series provide an unusual glimpse into the making of a finished photograph. His images are meticulously planned: he chooses a "cast," hires a lighting crew and creates a set, as if filming a movie. In the "Production Stills," Crewdson takes a step back from the immediate scene he is shooting, and documents the action behind the scenes of the project. Thus, the "Production Stills" are both a record of the artistic process as well as photographs in their own right.

Gregory Crewdson (American, b.1962) is best known for his photographs, which feature elaborately staged, surreal tableaux of suburban life. Born in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, NY, Crewdson played in a punk rock band as a teenager, before attending the State University of New York, Purchase, where he earned his BFA. After completing his MFA at Yale University in 1988, Crewdson began working on the first of his many lengthy photographic series, Natural Wonder, picturing highly-constructed scenes that show the grotesque narratives of paranoia, lust, and fantasy that are played out in suburbia. Crewdson’s subsequent series, Hover (1995) and Twilight (2003), document dramatic and strange occurrences within typical middle-class neighborhoods, creating bizarre and unsettling scenes within fairly ordinary settings. Since 1993, Crewdson has served as a professor at Yale University, where he continues to teach and work today. Crewdson’s photographs have proven to be successful both in and outside of gallery settings; in addition to numerous shows at White Cube gallery, London, his work has been used in HBO advertisements and trailers for the popular television series, Six Feet Under (2001–2005).
Production Still (Forest Gathering #2) by Gregory Crewdson
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