in a Row #1"
Polaroid SX70, archival inkjet print
OPENING BID: $100.00
SIZE: image 3 1/16"
x 13 1/2" on 9" x 19" watercolor
9" x 19 3/4" white/museum 4-ply
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NOTE: In 1996 when I was preparing my exhibition "Global
Liberty" for the Bridge Gallery at Los Angeles City Hall, I
met with G. Ray Hawkins, my dealer, to go over the idea and plans
for the exhibition. He offered a few good suggestions and then said,
"Jeanne, get your ducks-in-a-row." There was something
in his statement that caught my attention. I came home and immediately
photographed a yellow duck Beanie Baby against a blue background
using my Spectra Polaroid camera. It was just a way to capture the
feeling to remind me to elaborate on the image in the future. For
"Focus on Aids 2002" I created my first series of "ducks-in-a-row"
Polaroids #1, a series of four SX-70 Polaroids, framed together.
image in the ALS auction is an archival inkjet reproduction of the
same Polaroid series #1 that sold for $1250 at the "Focus on
Aids 2002" auction, Beverly Hills, CA. It is the first in the
series of direct reproductions scanned from the original SX70 Polaroids
and is produced on the Epson 2000P printer with archival inks and
papers. Its longevity is estimated to be 100-200 years.
THE ARTIST: Photo artist Jean Ferro began her career in
the visual arts in Hollywood in the 1970s, shooting personalities,
while building a classic library of self-portraits. Throughout the
'80s, Ferro's fine art self-portraits (1974-present) received international
recognition from magazines such as ZOOM magazine and French
Photo, along with US national TV magazine shows for CBS and
ABC TV networks. The 1989 Women In Photography New Photographers
Lecture Series presented "Jean Ferro's Eye To Eye, the Art
of Self-Portraiture." In 1990, Ferro's "Statue of Liberty"
project marked her transition from fifteen years of traditional
photography into "Photo Art," mixing various media. A
1992/93 City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs award enabled Ferro
to create "Through Our Own Eyes, Self Portraits by People Without
Homes," a compelling 30-minute photo/video documentary of Los
Angeles' homeless community. In 1996, "Global Liberty,"
her photo-based mixed media work using international newspapers
from 42 countries, was exhibited at the Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles
has also been commissioned by Paramount Studios, Southern California
Regional Rail Authority, Capitol Records, and DreamWorks, SKG. Editorial
clients include Los Angeles Magazine, Southern Calif. Edison,
Pacific Bell and others. Her journalistic style of movement and
spontaneity is evident in Los Angeles, City of Dreams by
Tower Publishing, 1999. In April 2000, Jean became President of
Women In Photography International.
Jean through her website: www.JeanFerro.com
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