The Cleveland Museum of Art

Collection Online as of March 23, 2018

Abandoned Apartment, Dresden-Cotta, 2005

inkjet print, Image: 50.8 x 62.1 cm (20 x 24 7/16 in.); Paper: 61.1 x 74.4 cm (24 x 29 1/4 in.); Matted: 81.2 x 96.5 cm (32 x 38 in.). The Charlotte Ekker and Charlotte Van der Veer Memorial Fund 2010.219

As part of an ongoing series, Columbus-based photographer Marsh began to photograph vacant, unassuming apartment building interiors in Dresden, Germany, in 2005. In his exploration of the city, he discovered that the inhabitants, after the fall of the Berlin Wall, just walked away from their apartments and former lives. While decay, vandalism, and graffiti now occupy this room, its most prominent feature, located where a window might be, is a mural-sized color poster depicting an idyllic landscape bathed in fall colors, attesting to a former tenant’s desire to be exposed to nature’s beauty.

Written in pencil on verso: "1/15 Abandoned Apartment, Cotta District, Dresden, 2005 Fredrik Marsh (signed) 2010"

Cleveland Museum of Art, (03/26/2011 - 08/14/2011); "Contemporary Landscape Photography"

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