|Obsession, untitled, ca. 1870, paper collage, 29 x 24 cm. Courtesy of Delmes & Zander.|
"In a New Location, the Independent Art Fair Feels Like Home"
"It’s a typical view of suburban life that seems strangely off, drawing you in to survey the scene. I was reminded of this weird domestic dynamic just a few booths away, at Delmes & Zander, albeit in an extremely different work. Perhaps the oldest pieces at the fair, the series consists of three photographs from the 1870s. Proving just how bizarre some Victorians were, the black-and-white pictures show what seems to be a husband wielding a knife, while his wife appears calmly decapitated in various frames. It’s a great example of trick photography that stands out at the fair for its age, made long before we were able to manipulate reality with the fast and simple clicks of a mouse."
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