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Gary Hill

(American, b.1951)

Deflection drawings (1-4)

Set of four chromogenic C-prints printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive glossy paper mounted to 3mm Dibond
Edition of 5
Each signed and numbered on the publisher’s label on the reverse
Each sheet: 20 x 30 inches (50.8 x 76 cm)

Price on request – sold only as a set of four

Executed between May and October 2015, these are the first editioned photographs by the artist.

Chromogenic C-prints printed on Fujiflex Crystal Archive glossy paper, to the edges, the set of four, each mounted to 3mm Dibond, each signed, dated and annotated 1 to 4 in pencil on the publisher’s label adhered to the back each the piece, executed in an edition of only 5 (there are also 2 Artist Proof sets) printed and mounted by Laumont Photographics, New York, published by World House Editions, Middlebury, Connecticut, in fine condition, unframed.



Mendelsohn, Meredith.  “From Under $1,000 to Over $1 Million, the 16 Best Buys at IFPDA“, on-line article from Artsy Editorial, 11/6/15 (link)



Deflection drawings (1-4) (2015) is the first in an ongoing series of digital photographs by Gary Hill which were taken from a specialized CRT tube (cathode ray tube) that displays the output of an analog raster manipulation device or scan processor (Rutt Etra Video Synthesizer). Particularly when combined with numerous additional waveform sources, the “paper” or “visual support” as such gives way to an extraordinary field of possibilities that occur in real time—a space in which one is in the moment that is being drawn.  Rutt/Etra refers to the video synthesizer machine created by Steve Rutt and Bill Etra in 1971 and which is an analog raster manipulation device for image processing and real-time animation; it was essentially one of the first voltage-controlled video special effects systems.
Also note, inasmuch as each work is individually signed and numbered, it is the intention of the artist that the four photographs remain a set and are not to be broken up.