Comments/Context: South African photographer Gary Schneider’s recent hand print portraits are original examples of that elemental human urge to self-identify found in everything from the caves of Lascaux to a child’s pre-school finger paintings. His images connect to a long tradition of scientific and medical photography, where x-rays and photograms have been used extensively in investigating, categorizing, and documenting life forms of all kinds, and bridge into the artistic realm via reconsiderations of process, scale, and subject matter.
Collector's POV: The works in the exhibit are available in two sizes: the 50x40 prints are $11000 and the 10x8 prints are $3500. Schneider’s works have very little secondary market history, so gallery retail is likely the best option for interested collectors at this point.
Rating: * (one star) GOOD (rating system described here)