PETER ROSS "BURROUGHS: OBJECTS FROM THE BUNKER"
Peter Ross is a noted New York-based photographer whose work has appeared in publications such as Vanity Fair, W, Forbes, The Advocate and Newsweek to mention a few.
In 2010 Ross was granted access to William Burroughs' perfectly preserved New York City subterranean apartment. Burroughs, who died in 1997, was the legendary and highly-influential author/poet who defined the beat generation with his novels including "Blade Runner" and "Naked Lunch".
Ross identifies one of the recurring themes of his practice as "trying to find the right balance between people’s inner and outer identities"
The 14 images that comprise the collection of "Burroughs: Objects From the Bunker" are a striking mediation on this idea. On one hand these are formal images of American ephemera yet they are simultaneously personal relics from one of the most intriguing contributors to the 20th century canon of literature.
With an image like "Blankets" Caviar20 first responded to the formal aesthetic qualities and its almost abstract composition. When we consider who the blankets belong to we can imagine their presence and proximity to this 20th century genius.
"Burroughs: Objects From the Bunker" was exhibited in the lobby of the famous American headquarters of Conde Nast from July 11 to August 19, 2011.
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