Michael Wolf - A Series of Unfortunate Events (2011)
“Wolf spent literally hundreds of hours at his computer, trolling virtually around the world, looking for anything weird or bizarre that had been captured by the ravenous cameras mounted on the top of Google’s special GPS-coordinated Street View camera vans.
When he found an image that fit his project, Wolf mounted his own camera in front of his computer screen, cropped the part of the Google image that he wanted, and made his own picture of that picture.
The final body of work…is completely composed of selected personal calamities (in progress, or about to happen) caught by random chance by the automatic cameras of Google Street View roving vans from around the world — and the results are often quite astonishing and amusing.”
screenprint, with Patrick Caulfield
edition of 250
51 x 64.2 cm
We’re off to see the new Patrick Caulfield exhibition at Tate Britain. Above is a screenprint edition the artist collaborated on for Ian Hamilton Finlay’s Hawthorn Press which was a part of the Finlay exhibition at Tate Britain this past winter.
Image via Ingleby Gallery