Book: The Coliseum by Piranesi #2

1995, printed c. 1999
(American, 1948-)
Image: 56.8 x 45.7 cm (22 3/8 x 18 in.); Paper: 60.6 x 50.7 cm (23 7/8 x 19 15/16 in.)
Edition: Edition 10/30
Impression: 10
Location: not on view
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Born in Havana, Cuba, Abelardo Morell immigrated to the United States with his parents in 1962 at age 14.


“One day in 1993,” says Abelardo Morell, “I was looking at a book of works by El Greco. As I turned a page, its surface caught light from a window at a funny angle, changing a reproduction of a painting into a shimmering distortion. What I saw wasn’t El Greco anymore, but it was a beautiful new image nonetheless. I photographed this effect and was immediately inspired to find other ways of seeing books in a new light, so to speak. . . . At times, I have been convinced that books hold all the material of life- at least the stuff that fits between an A and a Z.”
Book: The Coliseum by Piranesi #2

Book: The Coliseum by Piranesi #2

1995, printed c. 1999

Abelardo Morell

(American, 1948-)
America, 20th century

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