'OK Corral' (Stranger than Paradise), triptych - Limited Edition 8 of 10


Germany

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Size: 7.9 H x 23.6 W x 0 in

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Photography: C-type, Color and Polaroid on Other.

Ok Corral (Stranger than Paradise), triptych
Edition of 6/10, 20x20cm each, 1999, digital C-Prints, based on SX-70 Polaroids, (certificate and signature label), not mounted


ARTFORUM SUMMER 2001 - Los Angeles Critic's Pick

Stefanie Schneider
SUSANNE VIELMETTER LOS ANGELES PROJECTS

July 10 - August 04

Five photos in a row: the address of a decrepit house; a thrashed US flag awash in sunlight; a pokerfaced waif staring into the distance; and both close-up and long shots of a young stud at a pay phone. Like stills from a Ralph Lauren Polo commercial transmuted into a bizarre alternate universe, Stefanie Schneider's color prints—blowups from standard Polaroids—are all-American in a troubling way. Her images read like frames from narratives we never get. OK Corral, 2001, for example, presents a young man in a desert setting: first far in the distance; then close enough to make out the fact that he's holding a rifle; then right in your face and looking despondent. Instead of a clearly delineated story, Schneider offers intimations, a suggestive lack of specificity reinforced by the prematurely aged look achieved by using long-expired Polaroid stock. In Untitled, 2000, she depicts a young woman watching and a man just about to slip into a building. You pick the sound track to play in your head. The number of possible endings to these stories is endless.

—Christopher Miles

Keywords: Western, Surreal, California, Polaroid, 70ties, Analog, Ok Corral, Pioneer Town

Subjects: Cinema

Styles: Conceptual, Fine Art, Folk, Pop Art, Surrealism

Mediums: C-type, Color, Polaroid

Materials: Other

Prints: Cinema Art Prints, Conceptual Art Prints, Fine Art Art Prints, Folk Art Prints, Pop Art Art Prints, Surrealism Art Prints, C-type Art Prints, Color Art Prints, Polaroid Art Prints, Other Art Prints

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