Man in the Clock

Arthur Tress

These three photographs are very recent acquisitions from an auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. When I came across these images about one month ago, I recognized them immediately for their characteristic surrealistic quality. The value of these photographs far exceeds what I paid for them and I feel honored to have such exceptional items in my collection.

Arthur Tress, a unique and well-known artist, was one of the first in the 1970s to break from street photography and to develop a more personal vision. Tress’s works display a known sudo-realistic, homoerotic facet. He is known for manipulating the reality in front of him, instead of simply being a passive observer.

Arthur Tress’s work can be found in numerous museums and institutions, including the New York Museum of Modern Art, the New York Metropolitan Museum, the George Eastman House, the Bibliotheque Nationale, the Centre Georges Pompidou, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the San Francisco Museum of Art, the Houston Museum of Fine Art, the Whitney Museum of Art, the Stedelijk Museum, the High Museum of Art, the Chicago Center for Contemporary Art, the Cincinnati Art Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago and the Milwaukee Art Museum.

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