“This is an attempt at creating a classic image: just look in any museum or art history book for a Madonna and Child and you’ll understand why I wanted to make images of babies. I placed the baby in a shallow tray of water (in which photographic paper was also placed, below the baby) because water is a metaphor for life and birth itself. It’s a simple, life-size composition (simplicity and depiction of images at their true scale are characteristics of photograms), because I wanted it to be iconic and timeless. The blackest areas in the babies’ silhouettes represent where their skin met the tray.”
—Adam Fuss 2002
Unique Cibachrome Photogram Baby Commission
40 x 30 inches
Opening Bid: $18,000*
Details: The commission should take place before the child is 8 1/2 months old, preferably at 5 months. The finished photogram is a unique artwork measuring 40 x 30 inches.
*A production fee of $ 2,750 to cover printing, mounting and framing is the responsibility of the purchaser, to be billed in addition to the final successful bid. This amount is non-tax-deductible, and will be used in full to reimburse all costs of production associated with the work.
Additional Terms: The commission must be fulfilled by December 1, 2013.