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Sarah van Rij & David van der Leeuw - Metropolitan Melancholia Duo Set, New York City, 2022

Set of two inkjet prints
14 x 21 cm each
Edition of 30 + 2AP
Signed and numbered on a separate label

Surreal and painterly, the abstract images of photographers Sarah van Rij and David van der Leeuw envelop city-dwellers in architectural compositions of light and shadow; cinematic fragments converge with splintered sketches of the everyday. More uneasy back-and-forth than an one-sided love letter, the series Metropolitan Melancholia unties two poetic dialogues with the city. 

Photographing New York from 2019 to 2022, long-term partners in life, work and love – David van der Leeuw and Sarah van Rij – brought their own distinct expectations to this iconic cityscape: maybe the most visually-mediated of any global metropolis. Together and apart, they walked its streets and absorbed its contours, along and beyond paths trodden by the ceaseless waves of artists, writers and filmmakers before them. For both, the camera was a means to grasp at New York’s contradictions, submit to its spells and think through its oppressive confines.
In 2019 Sarah van Rij was responsible for a set of First Editions; an affordable set of works that was for sale at Foam Editions for a period of two months. 

The print will be carefully wrapped and send as an insured package. You will receive an e-mail with a Track & Trace code when the package is on its way. A framed copy is often on display at Foam Editions, the gallery on the third floor of Foam Fotografiemuseum.
For more information or questions about buying this print, please contact the Foam Editions team.

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€300,00 Incl. tax
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