Model Studies Thomas Demand
September 7—October 20, 2012

Model Studies Thomas Demand

From left to right: Goldstein #13, 2011 Pigment print Goldstein #08, Goldstein #90, Goldstein #98, 2011 Pigment print, 3 prints The architectural models of American architect John Lautner (1911–1994) provide the starting point for the series. Lautner's study models, which the architect used as visual aids, provide the artist with a representational basis, but can only be perceived in details of materials and shapes. Instead, the close-ups of cardboard, tar paper and foam-core panels open up photographic potential for abstraction. Photo © Andrea Rossetti

Press Release

Esther Schipper is pleased to present Model Studies, the fourth solo exhibition by Thomas Demand at the gallery. Model Studies is a new series of works that Demand developed during his residency at the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles. The extensive archive of the Institute includes the estate of the American architect John Lautner (1911–1994), whose architectural models provide the starting point for Demand‘s series. Model Studies comprises a total of 32 photographs from...
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