ME and Ophelia

Tuesday, September 30, 2003


My heart jumped when I saw two stunning photographs by Claus Goedicke posted in Ed Cone's blog on September 19 and 26, 2003.

Instantly I became a Goedicke fan and looked into the possibility of getting the two pictures for my walls.

Goedicke, a student of Bernd Becher, takes colour photographs that recall the tradition of still-life painting, with subjects featuring everyday objects like plastic containers and fruit. These pictures, with their extreme colour, perfect lighting, and flawless appearance, also recall the aesthetics of modern advertising.

In 1995, I first became interested in modern studio pottery and the influence of Japanese, Chinese and Korean master potters on European potters such as Lucie Rie, Hans Coper, Bernard Leach and pupils at St Ives, England. The beauty of the photos, and vibrant colours, by Goedicke would provide a wonderful backdrop to my pottery collection (consisting not, I hasten to add, of pieces by the artists I have mentioned!).

Just been advised that Gallerie Thaddaeus Ropac in Paris represents him and one picture cost thousands of dollars.

Had a feeling they would be an extraordinary price. I shall put Goedicke's book on my wishlist for Christmas and find out if it's possible to purchase a digital image of the two pictures.

# posted by Ingrid J. Jones @ 9/30/2003
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