Oct 8, 2010

Abandoned Apartment, Dresden-Cotta

Abandoned Apartment, Dresden-Cotta


Fredrik Marsh

(American, b. 1957)

Inkjet print

Image: 50.8 x 62.1 cm (20 x 24 7/16 in.); Paper: 61.1 x 74.4 cm (24 1/16 x 29 5/16 in.); Matted: 81.3 x 96.5 cm (32 x 38 in.)

The Charlotte Ekker and Charlotte Van der Veer Memorial Fund 2010.219

Impression: 1



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.

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