NICK BRANDT | INHERIT THE DUST

Nick Brandt’s ravishing portraits of African animals are like premonitory memorials, taken to aid the cause of staving off extinction.

In Inherit the Dust, his astonishing panoramas of those portraits – installed as life-size panels in industrial and urban wastelands that have trampled the animals’ habitats – are a jolting combination of beauty, decay, and admonishment.

The result is an eloquent and complex “J’accuse”, for the people are as victimized by “development” as the animals are.

The breadth, detail, and incongruity of Brandt’s panoramas suggest a collision between Bruegel and an apocalypse in waiting.”
— Vicki Goldberg, Art Critic, Author

Via http://www.nickbrandt.com/index.cfm

 

WASTELAND WITH ELEPHANT, 2015

FACTORY WITH RHINO, 2014

QUARRY WITH GIRAFFE, 2014

ROAD TO FACTORY WITH ZEBRA, 2014

ROAD WITH ELEPHANT, 2014

ALLEYWAY WITH CHIMPANZEE, 2014

UNDERPASS WITH ELEPHANTS (Lean Back, Your Life is On Track), 2015

WASTELAND WITH RHINOS, 2015

QUARRY WITH LION, 2014

ROAD JUNCTION WITH QUMQUAT & FAMILY, 2014

STREET WITH LIONESS & CUB, 2014

FACTORY WITH GIRAFFE, 2014

WASTELAND WITH CHEETAHS & CHILDREN, 2015

QUARRY WITH ELEPHANT, 2014

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