Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Lucky YOU, Lucky ME

Tracey Baran (American, b. 1975)

Club Valentine, 2003



Doing your homework ALWAYS pays off. After seeing Tracey Baran Show last Saturday, I really became and made everybody around me obsessed with her photographic work.

Collecting photography and getting work from an artist that died at such a early age like Tracey is very, very hard. I saw the price list at the gallery and also knew that the edition are only of 5 and most of it, it is sold out and its current pricing (well deserved and so worth it) it is going up by the minute.

Well... my dear collector friend and photo editor Cesar Llacuna got an earful from me after seeing the show and, he set the wheels in motion and managed to get for him and ME the very last two edition prints that Tracey did a while back for a very very affordable price! Special thanks to Cesar, and Sara Miller,Membership and Fine Print Coordinator
Museum of Contemporary Photography @ MoCP, Chicago

One of the coolest thing about this image is that you can see Tracey shadow taking the photo .
As time goes on, I will try to get more of her work but, right now, I feel like a very lucky guy!
If anybody know where else, I can find more of her work, please send me an e-mail.

Tracey Baran creates visual journals, using color photography to record and

refine her experiences into images that reference fundamental themes such as

love, death, and regeneration. Baran works in an intuitive manner, making

spontaneous pictures that evidence an insistent process of visual discovery.

During the past decade, Baran has documented her own life and those around

her, including her parents, brother, lovers, and friends. In 2004 she took a road

trip across the country. Instead of documenting the culture and attractions around

her, she chose to create deeply personal images that reflect the process of selfdiscovery

that she experienced during the trip.

Tracey Baran was born in Bath, New York and has lived in New York City since

1993 when she enrolled at the School of Visual Arts. She was the recipient of the

Henry Buhl Foundation Grant First Prize in 2002. Her work is in numerous

collections and has been included in exhibitions at the Guggenheim Museum,

Bilbao, The Milwaukee Art Museum, Pusan Metropolitan Art Museum, South

Korea, and P.S. 1, New York, amongst others.


The School of Visual Arts said...

For more work by Tracey and others, have a look at the Tracey Baran Memorial Auction presented by the School of Visual Arts and iGavel.com. To honor Tracey's legacy, proceeds will go toward creating an annual grant, open by application, to an emerging female photographer from the US.

ruben said...

Yes, Tracey Baran auction is posted here s well.
See below a few blog posts!