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The yard sale is a perfect platform for bizarre conjunctions of objects, perhaps the only stage upon which the Compte de Lautréamont's famous “chance meeting on a dissecting-table of a sewing machine and an umbrella” might occur of its own will. In turning his lens to the random constellations formed by rummaging and perusing, Adam Bartos has struck gold, with an idea so simple it seems odd nobody had thought of it before. His still lifes of "chance meetings" find compositional fodder in vacuum cleaners, flippers and board games, portrayed to suggest only the tiniest hint of formal properties.

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Damiani; 1st edition (February 1, 2009)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 130 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 9788862080781
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-8862080781

Adam Bartos / Yard Sale Photographs