An abstract color photograph by John Brook reproduced from a Brook’s transparency circa 1960s is offered for sale
as 10 x 10 inch archival pigment prints reproduced in 2020. This non-editioned print may be purchased for $100. Proceeds will be donated to the Griffin Museum of Photography and the John Brook Archive.
Loaned from the John Brook Archive.
The transparency used to print the special edition print was 1 of 3 color transparency found in the trash after John Brook died in the summer of 2016. In addition to these 3 transparencies were 4 portraits of Brook’s wife, Ani Brook. John told Thom Adams that he destroyed all his negatives before he became a nursing home resident, where he spent the rest of his life. These were important negatives and color transparencies since he kept them in his room.
In the 1970 Carl Siembab’s exhibition of “Along the Riverrun,” John also exhibited examples of color images that were intended for his photobook called The Sun in the First House, a book of exuberant color abstractions from nature.
In the 1980’s Brook also had an exhibition of other color prints in Robert Dicken’s gallery in Worchester, MA.
The John Brook Archive assumes that this color image, along with the 2 others found in Brook’s trash were destined for The Sun in the First House book but the book was never completed.
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