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[ A photograph in black and white with a brown tint. The composition shows a body of water at the bottom of the image and a cloudy sky taking up the majority of the background. Down the vertical center of the image is the Verrazzano Bridge photographed from below, with the bridge reflecting onto the water below. ]

Tom Baril

Verrazzano Narrows , 1993

Artwork Type: Photographs
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Dimensions: 18 x 14 ½ in. (46.99 x 36.83 cm)
Accession #: 20051794F
Credit: Collection of University Art Museum, University at Albany, State University of New York on behalf of University at Albany Foundation , Gift of Marvin and Carol Brown
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American, born Putnam, Connecticut, 1952

 

Tom Baril began working as Robert Mapplethorpe’s printer in 1979 while attending New York's School of Visual Arts, and continued to work closely with him for fifteen years. In stark contrast to Mapplethorpe’s boldly transgressive images, Baril’s images of urban architecture, minimalist seascapes, and detailed still lifes are quietly contemplative and imbued with a timeless and gentle luminosity.

 

Baril has had numerous solo exhibitions. His work is held by public and private collections worldwide, including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; Brooklyn Museum, New York; and the Fogg Museum at Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


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