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Tom Baril - Bethlehem Steel Mills #2
Tom Baril
Bethlehem Steel Mills #2
$3,500
Tom Baril - Calla Lily
Tom Baril
Calla Lily
$1,500
Tom Baril - Corset
Tom Baril
Corset
$3,500
Tom Baril - Lilies
Tom Baril
Lilies
$1,500
Tom Baril - Nautilus
Tom Baril
Nautilus
$1,500
Tom Baril - Ranunculus
Tom Baril
Ranunculus
$1,500
Tom Baril - Red Rose with Bud
Tom Baril
Red Rose with Bud
$3,500
Tom Baril - Three Pears
Tom Baril
Three Pears
$1,800
Tom Baril - Three Roses
Tom Baril
Three Roses
$3,500
Tom Baril - Two and a Half Pears
Tom Baril
Two and a Half Pears
$3,500
Tom Baril - Two Calla Lilies (Daylight)
Tom Baril
Two Calla Lilies (Daylight)
$3,500
Tom Baril - Two Roses
Tom Baril
Two Roses
$3,500

After graduating from New York's School of Visual Arts in 1980 with a BA in photography, Baril served as Robert Mapplethorpe's exclusive print maker. Since then Baril has distanced himself from the Mapplethorpe work and has enjoyed a solo career by bringing to us something uniquely his own--stunning imagery from both behind the camera and out of the darkroom.

In the last 35 years, printmaking is not all that Tom Baril has mastered. He embraces every nuance of his medium. Whether it is 4 x 5 Polaroid pinhole or 8 x 10 collodion wet-plate, Baril manages to astonish us with technically perfect and pure prints. Baril's studies include urban architecture, minimalist seascapes and meticulously detailed botanicals and still lifes.

In the words of one commentator, Baril's "exquisitely imagined and powerfully rendered" images are "…clearly founded upon the photographic masters of the past. But his tones and techniques demonstrate a contemporary vision, offering an elegant synthesis of artistic tradition and current aesthetics." In other words, the effect achieved in Baril's work is "both classic and contemporary."

Tom Baril's work has been the subject of two monographs, the highly acclaimed sold out self-titled book published by 4AD in 1997, and Botanica published by Arena Editions in 1999. His work has been featured in numerous publications, and is in prestigious collections, both public and private, including: The Philadelphia Museum of Art, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Center for Creative Photography, the George Eastman House, Amsterdam's Stedelijk Museum, The Fogg Museum at Harvard University, the Polaroid Collection and the Elton John Collection.

Tom Baril: Contemporary Work, Florals, Still Lifes, and More
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Contemporary Works / Vintage Works, Ltd.

258 Inverness Circle
Chalfont, Pennsylvania   18914   USA

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