Lot 30
Shane Lavalette

Ground Zero

Archival pigment print
20 x 25 inches
Signed sticker on verso
Artist's proof
Donated by the artist

The High Museum of Art in Atlanta commissioned Shane Lavalette to create a series of photographs for the museum’s 2012 exhibition, Picturing the South. As a native of the Northeast, Lavalette found himself connecting to the landscape primarily through its traditional music, such as blues and gospel. In this image a lonely but bright corner of a bar is completely covered in an enigmatic scrawl of graffiti, from the table, to the walls, to the shades, to the poster of a singer clutching a microphone, hovering over the scene. Lavalette is an American photographer, independent publisher, and the director of Light Work, and was recently awarded a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant.

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