Adam Fuss

For Allegra, from the series My Ghost, 2019
daguerreotype, 18 x 14-3/4 inches (framed) [45.7 x 37.4 cm]

Adam Fuss has refined a cameraless technique in his work, relying on the most basic infrastructure of photography: objects, light and light-sensitive material. His work includes photograms of water droplets, smoke, flowers, christening gowns, and birds captured in flight. He is also known for reviving the laborious daguerreotype technique, with breathtaking results.

Ark, 2005
gelatin silver photogram, 27 x 22-3/4 inches (framed) [68.5 x 57.7 cm]

His work is illustrated in several monographs, among them Adam Fuss, My Ghost, and Water. The Fundación Mapfre, Madrid, mounted a comprehensive survey of Fuss’s work in 2011. His work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among many others.

Untitled, 2022
pigment print on gesso coated aluminum, 41-7/8 x 32 inches (framed) [106.4 x 81.3 cm], edition of 3
Life line, 2020
cast aluminum, 17-1/2 x 17-1/2 inches [44.5 x 44.5 cm]
Untitled (Self-Portrait), 2015
unique Cibachrome photogram, 99-1/2 x 51-5/8 inches (framed) [252.7 x 131.1 cm]
Untitled, 1999
unique spore print on paper, 33-7/8 x 24-7/8 inches (framed) [84 x 63.2 cm]