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Victor Raphael
Metal Leaf on Polaroid

"Getty Water Study Diptych"
4" x 8", Metal leaf on Poloraid

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"Self Portrait in the Peristyle Pool"
4" x 4", Metal Leaf on Spectra Polaroid
VICTOR RAPHAEL's Polaroid pieces from the Getty Water Series, images from the Getty Museum's peristyle pool, are dappled with gold and metal leaf which have been dripped on the surface of the photographs. These small paintings, mesmerizing as light shimmering across a still pond, have an alchemical presence, bath golden and transforming. The Polaroids, while being fully realized works in themselves serve as studies for Raphael's larger paintings on canvas - sensual abstractions, awash with iridescence.

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 Last Updated On: 1/13/06