Melanie from London wrote on 7th October to say she had a copy of Berlin Altered Postcards, edition number 101 out of 150, and asked if I could tell her anything more about it.
An artist’s book
The work dates from 1989 when I had a studio in Berlin.
It is a set of painted-on picture-postcards of the city, a type of intervention I call “dubbed photographs”. The technique mixes painting with the base photograph to make two co-existing yet very different pictures. The new painting appropriates and attaches itself, mirage-like, to the original photograph. When we flip between seeing one and then the other image, we turn from reading the photographic reality to using the visual language of modern art to get what the painting is about. [Read more…]