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Robin Graubard TAKE A PICTURE IT LASTS LONGER

18 November 2017 28 January 2018

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
350A522, 2014
Pigment print
53,3 × 36,2 cm (21 × 14 1/4 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
trip (Washington Square Park, New York), 1985
Lambda print
36,5 × 52,4 cm (14 3/8 × 20 5/8 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
350A6764, 2014
Pigment print
25,7 × 36,2 cm (10 1/8 × 14 1/4 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
Hedge Fund 1, 2008
Lambda print
47 × 57,8 cm (18 1/2 × 22 3/4 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
woman in flowered dress parking lot – Malibu, 2017
Pigment print
61 × 50,8 cm (24 × 20 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
Confused (Bosnian Muslim Soldiers Sarajevo), ca. 1993
Lambda print
33 × 49,5 cm (13 × 19 1/2 in.)
Edition of 5 + 2AP, #1/5

Robin Graubard
green bananas – Cuba 350A3779, 2015
Pigment print
41,4 × 58,4 cm (16 3/10 × 23 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
guy – Times Square, 1985
Lambda print
43,2 × 32 cm (17 × 12 6/10 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
pink rose (NY 2016), 2016
Pigment print
41,4 × 58,4 cm (16 3/10 × 23 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
Bracelet (South Hadley, Massachusetts), 2010
Lambda print
104,1 × 72,1 cm (41 × 28 4/10 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
350A871, 2014
Pigment print
18,4 × 27 cm (7 1/4 × 10 5/8 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
sweet and sour (mafia barbecue), 1989
Silverprint
20,3 × 25,4 cm (8 × 10 in.)
Edition of 1 + 1AP, #1/1AP

Robin Graubard
Trump Florida Dinner, ca. 1992
Pigment print
12,7 × 20,3 cm (5 × 8 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
grunge – alley – East Village, 1985
Lambda print
63,5 × 45 cm (25 × 17 7/10 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
Kim Crashpad, 1985
Lambda print
55,9 × 78,7 cm (22 × 31 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
350A638, 2014
Pigment print
36,2 × 53,3 cm (14 1/4 × 21 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
dance party (Miami Beach), ca. 1992
Gelatin print
48,9 × 33,7 cm (19 1/4 × 13 1/4 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
red car, 1985
Lambda print
25,4 × 33 cm (10 × 13 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
life on the edge – Kim – East Village, 1985
Lambda print
41,4 × 58,4 cm (16 3/10 × 23 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
ska punks – CBGB’s, ca. 1979
Lambda print
45 × 63,5 cm (17 7/10 × 25 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
350A8145, 2014
Pigment print
29,2 × 38,1 cm (11 1/2 × 15 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
Topanga, 2017
Pigment print
38,1 × 53,3 cm (15 × 21 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
Misshapes – Valentino’s girl (Byrdie Bell outside Don Hills club, Greenwich and Spring Street, NYC), 2006
Gelatin silver print
50,5 × 34,6 cm (19 7/8 × 13 5/8 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Installation view Robin Graubard: Take A Picture It Lasts Longer
Office Baroque, Brussels, 2017

Robin Graubard
Through A Looking Glass, 1995
Lambda print
38,1 × 57,8 cm (15 × 22 3/4 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
Chelsea Hotel – 6am (Agathe Snow), 2006
Gelatin silver print
27,9 × 35,6 cm (11 × 14 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #2/3

Robin Graubard
350A7290, 2014
Pigment print
63,5 × 43,8 cm (25 × 17 1/4 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
Camden Town, ca. 1993
Gelatin silver print
35,6 × 27,9 cm (14 × 11 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Robin Graubard
Bianca, 1992
Pigment print
35,6 × 27,9 cm (14 × 11 in.)
Edition of 3 + 2AP, #1/3

Office Baroque is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition of Robin Graubard at our midtown gallery on Ravensteinstraat 44 Rue Ravenstein. This will be the artist’s first individual exhibition in Europe.

1963 – I was at a James Bond movie with my 10 year old sister 12 years old and sitting in back of someone who reeked of strong perfume. I kept turning around to get some air to two young tough girls who thought I was looking at them. One of them said “hey why don’t you take a picture it lasts longer.” I was trapped. We quietly watched 007 in “From Russia with Love”.

Robin Graubard’s work, over the past 40 years, has explored and blurred the boundaries between documentary and autobiographical narratives. In the 1980s, Graubard documented aspects of the Lower East Side punk scenes and the nocturnal hustle of a then still dangerous Times Square but also travelled to Eastern Europe, Jamaica and Hawai. Travelling both East and West on a political and poetical map, Graubard occupies a hard-to-define position in relation to her subjects. There remains a sense of the unresolved at play in both life and in art, a nagging sense that something is always occluded and remains unsaid. Her work builds drama through mixing up distant and conflicting realities and chronologies — the most recent images in the exhibition were made on a recent trip to Cuba and Los Angeles, the oldest photograph in the exhibition dates back to 1978 when Graubard had just quit working for rock and roll and literary agents.

Robin Graubard was born in 1951 and lives and works in New York, USA. She studied film and dance and received a BFA in 1977 from NYU Film School. She has shown her work previously in solo exhibitions at JTT, New York; White Columns, New York and Anthology Film Archives, New York. Group shows include White Columns, New York; Participant Inc., New York and Photographic Research Center, Boston. She has been nominated for two Pulitzer Prizes. Her photographs have been published in The New York Times, Paris Match, The Guardian, Time, Newsweek, Der Spiegel, Die Welt and others.