Ostend, Belgium. 1988

Harry Gruyaert

Print: C-Type
Size: 6" x 6"




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Original Title Ostend, Belgium. 1988
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Ostend, Belgium. 1988 by Harry Gruyaert.


6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print

Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper

Signed on verso by Harry Gruyaert

Mint condition

Statement from Harry Gruyaert on the back of print Ostend, Belgium. 1988

“In an attempt to come to terms with my complicated relationship with Belgium, my homeland, I decided in the early ’70s to take pictures of my country, instead of trying psychotherapy. I had been shooting in color in Morocco, India and the United States, but in Belgium, I could not see any color. For me it was a very grey country and I decided to work in black and white. Around the same period I became very interested in American Pop Art artists and their vision, which challenged our perception of beauty, and had a great influence on me. Gradually, I began to realize that there was a beauty in what I found banal, chaotic or ugly in Belgium, and that color was the best way to express it. In this picture, shot in a cafe on the seafrint in Ostend, I was attracted by the interaction between the red neon sign and the bright blue of the sea , something that I could never have captured in black and white.”

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Weight 0.6 kg