Untitled #11669-1778. 2016. by Todd Hido.
6″ x 6″ Magnum Square print
Fuji Crystal Archival Matte paper
Signed on verso by Todd Hido
Statement from Todd Hido on the back of print “Untitled #11669-1778. 2016.”
“This is a relatively recent image published in Intimate Distance (2016). I shot it in Denver, which is one of my go-to stomping grounds. I have lived in California for about 20 years, and over time realized how important it is to get out of the sun and into the snow. Denver has plenty of it. There is also that grittiness that I love. This place reminds me of the apartment buildings that I used to deliver papers to on my BMX bike as a pre-teen. My images address the theme of Crossings in the most basic manner: I bring together exact opposites on the color wheel, red and green, warm and cool. It’s curious how those foundational basics of color theory are at work here; opposites are attractive together.”
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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