Offered by: Robert Funk Fine Art
1581 Brickell Ave., Suite 2303 Miami, FL 33129 , United States Call Seller 305.857.0521


Surreal Gas Station on a Foggy Night with Green Lights. Close Encounters

$ 7,500
  • Description
    The same year, the iconic science fiction movie Close Encounters of the Third Kind was released, visionary still photographer Mitchell Funk shot this SciFi-like image. It's of an unearthly gas station in Atlanta that could easily double as a port for alien spacecraft. What is notable is how much empty space Funk leaves above the gas station kiosk that leads the viewer's eye upward. Creative lighting has always been a cornerstone in Funk's oeuvre. Typically, he would work for hours scouting the perfect location and then wait for the light to be magical. With "Surreal Gas Station on a Foggy Night" the shot came to him. While finishing an assignment for Life Magazine, Funk was driving back to his motel and suddenly, this surreal visual opportunity landed in his lap. The absence of humans and an unnatural eerie green light provoked Funk to slam on the breaks and capture the moment before people entered and brought the scene back to earth.
    This archival color photograph by fine art photographer Mitchell Funk is signed, dated and numbered 3/15, lower right recto. Other sizes are available and the fine art photograph is unframed and printed later. Printed on Hahnemühle Fine Art paper
    Mitchell Funk is a pioneer of " Color Photography" In 1970 he participated in one the first " Color Photography" shows at a major museum. Brooklyn Museum, show "Images en Couleur" . 1971 Included he was included in the visionary book "Frontiers of Photography" Time Life. Color ! American Photography Transformed. Amon Carter Museum. He has had more than 50 Photography Magazine Covers and has had covers on Newsweek, Fortune, New York Magazine and Life Magazine among others
  • More Information
    Documentation: Signed
    Origin: United States, Georgia
    Period: 1950-1979
    Materials: Inkjet Archival Print
    Condition: Good. Excellent
    Creation Date: 1977
    Styles / Movements: Surrealism
    Incollect Reference #: 673064
  • Dimensions
    W. 43 in; H. 29 in;
    W. 109.22 cm; H. 73.66 cm;
Message from Seller:

You'll find an eclectic group of art works at Robert Funk Fine Art. 45 years of experience has shaped Director Robert Funk's multi-perspective approach to presenting art. As an undergrad in painting, he studied with great teachers such as first-generation abstract expressionist Robert Richenburg and hyper-realist painter Janet Fish. In Graduate School he worked with famed critic E.C. Goossen and went on to work as a Photographer, New York Advertising Art Director, and Art Collector.

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