79 Moons From Flickr – 51 Visible, 87 Suns From Flickr – 29 Visible © Penelope Umbrico
In collaboration with 20×200, A Jen Bekman Project, Aperture Foundation is pleased to present two exclusive images from Penelope Umbrico, from the series Suns from Flickr, now available starting as low as $50 for a 11″x14″ print.
Penelope Umbrico combines multiple “sunset” and “moonrise” photographs found on Flickr, and superimposes them in Photoshop. Each photograph is visible to a greater or lesser degree depending on the amount of opacity she gives each, which is indicated in the titles of the images: 79 Moons From Flickr – 51 Visible and 87 Suns From Flickr – 29 Visible.
About the Aperture/20×200 project, Lesley A. Martin, Aperture’s Book Publisher, who curated a show of Umbrico’s work notes:
“It’s pretty much one year ago today that Penelope Umbrico first premiered her now nearly ubiquitous Suns from Flickr as part of the show I curated for the 1st annual NYPH. This piece in particular received much-deserved critical response — Ken Johnson called it ‘spectacular’ in his review for the New York Times. The piece will also now appear in the forthcoming Aperture publication The Edge Of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography by Lyle Rexer. So I’m super excited that for this, Aperture’s first collaboration with Jen Bekman’s 20×200 project, Penelope has generously agreed to create two brand new images — each of which is related to the Suns installation, but in classic Umbrico fashion, are totally new and creative re-renderings of her ideas for the specific purpose of the 20×200 format.
“So we’re all super excited about it here at Aperture. Special thanks to Penelope Umbrico and the folks at 20×200! We’re looking forward to hearing people’s comments about the prints now that they’re available … ”
20×200’s mission is to make art easily accessible for everyone, and offers extremely affordable exhibition-quality prints, available exclusively online. So buy one of these brilliant images today and support Aperture in the process.