The Animals - Special Edition with print

£195.00

GIACOMO BRUNELLI

We are delighted that we are now able to offer The Animals' Special Edition just released by Giacomo Brunelli.

Presented in a clothbound box handmade in London, it comes with an original signed and numbered 8 x 10" gelatin silver print  and a signed and numbered copy of the book 'The Animals' with 41 tritones and 72 pages. The edition is 85 copies +15 APs. Worldwide shipping is free of charge. 

'The Animals' Special Edition, 2021 

•  8 x 10" (20x25cm) Signed and numbered gelatin silver print
The Animals (Dewi Lewis, 2016), signed and numbered
•  Clothbound presentation box: 24x29cm
•  Edition: 85 + 15APs
•  Print: 'Untitled' (Pigeon Wing), 2009
•  Price: £195 shipping worldwide included

From 'The Animals' introduction by Alison Nordström:
“Giacomo Brunelli has been looking hard at animals. His focus is not on the framed and caged exotica of zoos but on the ordinary animals that remain with us to some extent: horses, dogs, cats, chickens, pigeons. He shows us a fox, looking sharply at the camera and poised to flee, and there are numerous birds, a snake and several toads, but this wildness is small and fragile, living in the familiar liminal space where manmade and natural meet and overlap. His animals inhabit farmyards, cobbled streets and the façades of stone buildings. There are no tigers here.

Brunelli’s animals are often composed only of suggestive fragments. His spare black and white images are attuned to the nuances of a moving mane, a silhouetted whisker, a highlighted, almost illuminated wing. He favours the profile and the counterintuitive angle, setting dark unobservable features against dark undiscernable backgrounds. A dead mouse, on its back, paws in air beside an oversized flower against a stark and distant mountain is no more or less frozen in time than is the growling dog, eyes alight and teeth forever bared; both are icons of states we fear but cannot know. These pictures are timeless and uncanny, powerful in their ordinariness, and emotionally much bigger than their simple subjects.”

Alison Nordström, formerly curator at George Eastman House, Rochester NY.

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