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Jean-Luc Mylayne

No. 37 – 38, Août 1982

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Two color photographs,
9 1/2 x 9 1/2” (24 x 24 cm) each,
mounted back to back on aluminum
under Plexiglas, encased in a free-standing wooden frame,
14 3/8 x 14 3/8 x 2 3/4” (36,5 x 36,5 x 7,3 cm),
Ed. 48/XII, with signed and numbered

Implacable time. Two moments irreconcileably united and eternally severed.


“…Each of his unique photographs represents not merely the one-thousandth of a second it takes for the camera to click its shutter but also the days, weeks, and months of devotion and patience it takes to build a bond of trust with a subject. The crux of his work is the moment at which the bird returns the gaze of the photographer. It is a glance not of hostility or mistrust but of recognition. The individual bird accomplishes a task still difficult for most of humanity: to recognize itself as one of many species.” Mark Dion Parkett No. 50/51, 1997