The Passions of Natasha, Nokiko, Nicole, Nanette and Norma
Barbara Bloom & Shelley Hirsch
Published by Cantz Verlag, Stuttgart, 1993, 93 pages (colour ill.), 14.0 × 19.5 cm, English / German
Price: €15

Over the past four decades, Barbara Bloom (American, born 1951) has engaged in a nonceptual practice centered on photography and intricate image-based installations featuring diverse elements such as sculptures, found objects, and film stills.

Bloom rarely presents a singular image or object, but concerns herself with the relationships between objects and images, and the meanings implicit in their placement and combination. Bloom’s artwork uses beauty as a premise for investigating illusion, fragility, and transience.

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