COLOUR: Robert Farber Book Launch by 21st Editions – Frieze VIP Program

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Presented with UNSEEN | MIDNIGHT STUDIO as a backdrop to the book launch reception

unnamed-3Collier Brown pairs Farber’s Deteriorations with one of the greatest treatises on color ever written: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s Farbenlehre (1810), as Theory of Colours.

Robert Farber spent much of the ‘80s and ‘90s photographing the fashion industry’s leading super models in Kodachrome and Agfachrome. But a storage mishap exposed some of that film to the elements. Colors bled and chemicals went awry. Farber took his time observing the process as it unfolded. Then, he selected the moment when the flaws in front of him bore their own aesthetic perfection and the metamorphosis was complete. So began Farber’s new series, Deteriorations—an extraordinary addition to an already formidable legacy.