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Thursday, June 23, 2005

Book of the Week

Loretta Lux has received a good deal of attention from collectors and the media over the last few years. The attention has been well deserved.

Her mesmerizing, highly manipulated portraits of children grab viewers’ attention with the intensity of their color and the emotion conveyed through the poses into which she places her subjects. (At right, The Blue Dress, 2001.)

The Aperture Foundation has recently published the first monograph of Lux’s work. Entitled Loretta Lux, the book presents 45 of Lux’s portraits from recent years and includes an essay on her work by Francine Prose.

Related: the artist’s website with more examples of her work.



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