New Olivio Barbieri print ‘site specific_LAS VEGAS 05’ * SOLD *

Olivio Barbieri, site specific_LAS VEGAS 05, 2005/2013. SOLD OUT

Olivio Barbieri, site specific_LAS VEGAS 05, 2005/2013. This limited-edition photograph is being released to coincide with the publication of Site Specific, a comprehensive summary of Italian photographer Olivo Barbieri’s ten-year project to record the world’s cities in aerial photographs. The image, of Las Vegas rising out of the desert in the American West, employs the distinct “tilt-shift” technique with which Barbieri first established his reputation—and that launched a popular stylistic movement for selective-focus photographs.  Whereas many tilt-shift photographs put the center of the composition in focus, here Barbieri crisply renders the snow-dusted mountains in the distance. The New York New York hotel and casino, in the foreground, is a blurry apparition that seems to shimmer in the desert heat. Barbieri cleverly comments on the unreality of the Las Vegas landscape while at the same time demonstrating the Strip’s relationship to the surrounding region.

Medium: archival inkjet print
Image Size: 14 1/4 x 19-1/8 inches
Paper Size: 16 1/2 x 23 3/8 inches
Edition of 25 and no artist's proofs
Signed and numbered by the artist
Price: $1,000    SOLD OUT

This limited edition Olivio Barbieri print is available at Aperture