Gregory Crewdson is world renowned for his elaborately staged color photographs that psychologically reference the movies of such iconic filmmakers as David Lynch, Alfred Hitchcock, and Stephen Spielberg.
However, his latest series of photographic prints called Sanctuary, which was shot at the back lots of Romeâ€™s famous CinecittÃ film studios, takes a different point of departure, offering artificial, cinematic realms in a state of melancholic ruin.
Crewdson shakes the spirits of Roberto Rossellini, Federico Fellini, and Michelangelo Antonioni (all of whom worked here) from the rambling old studioâ€™s rickety, false facades.
Presented in a beautifully printed monograph, published by Abrams and currently on exhibit at Londonâ€™s White Cube through January 8th (be quick folks), Sanctuary reveals a dreamlike realm, which was never meant to be real.
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