A Road Divided by Todd Hido
. First edition (2010). First impression. Large format hardback in as new condition. No markings. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.
About A Road Divided
A Road Divided expresses that unconventional ‘natural’ beauty, particular to Hido’s work: the open road on a rainy day, seductive in its promise of freedom, but reigned in by fences and traffic signs. Order and containment despite a perceived desire for breaking out. Persistent in Hido’s work is the idea of coming back (to an emotion, if not a place) despite leaving, but this time with the weight of experience, maybe even a sort of resignation to the cyclical nature of the mind.
When he’s on the road for a show or a lecture, Hido can’t stay in his hotel room at night. ‘I want to be out in the world,’ he says, and so he goes out driving in the late hours of the night, parks somewhere and, using his dashboard as a desk, works on a new book, or reviews his photographs, turns up the music, and immerses himself in the questions of a still night in a small town. Whereas Hido’s photographs may work as a hypothetical look into the lives of others, they are necessarily a reflection of the artist, as well.
Todd Hido is a San Francisco Bay Area based artist whose work has been featured in many places. Including: Artforum, The New York Times Magazine and Vanity Fair. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Getty, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Guggenheim Museum, as well as in many other public and private collections. Most notably, Pier 24 Photography holds the archive of all his published works. In addition to being an artist, he is also a collector and over the last 25 years has created one of the most notable photobook collections.
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