Edition

Stan Douglas
Guilty, 1950 (2010)

Special fundraising edition for the Or Gallery,
previously unreleased from the artist’s Midcentury Studio series.

Produced as an edition of 25 (with 5 APs)
Digital fibre print mounted on dibond aluminum
Overall dimensions 28” x 34.5” (image size 18” x 24”)

Stan Douglas produced his “Midcentury Studio” series of photographs in 2010, meticulously staging a series of photographs under the conceptual premise that they were the work of an anonymous Vancouver photographer practicing between 1945 and 1951. Work in the series includes studio shots of fashion and hair models, promotional shots for entertainers, candid street scenes and film noir-like snapshots of possible crime figures caught in the glare of a blinding flash bulb, destined for the newspaper pages. Guilty, 1950 is of this latter category. Reminiscent of the crime photography of Weegee (Arthur Fellig), the work depicts a well-coiffed man walking up a narrow stairwell, covering his face with his open palm against the ambushing photographer.

Stan Douglas: Guilty, 1950 (2010)

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