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BOB BENNETT
San Rafael, California - United States


, Fire, Visionary, Request Price
, Seeking The Vibe, Landscape, Request Price
, Move Upon This Basis, Seascape, Request Price

Art Starting At $1,050

Artist Statement

All my work is done in a *very* simple, traditional darkroom - One enlarger, four trays, and a collection of hand tools made from things you can buy at any art supply, or hardware store. Though I work digitally (making web graphics), nothing in either the assignment or art portfolio has been made by a computer. I print only two or three 'original' copies of an image, overwhelmingly on 16x20, in black and white. All color is by hand, a combination of watercolor, and Marshall oils. If you are an assignment client, that's your repro material. ( Everyone who has ever gotten it, has been 'tickled pink'.) Art portfolio prints are made from 4x5 copy negatives of the 'master/originals'. There are 'second' master prints available, but not of every image. I've been doing this work since the early '80's, and I've written quite a few artists' statements about the art portfolio work. The more time goes by, the less aedequate words seem to be, and the less interested I am in trying to talk about the pictures at all. ( If words could 'do it' ... I'd be a writer ... but you've noticed, I am not one....) I think it was Robert Rauschenberg (correct me, someone/anyone, if my attribution is wrong) who said it best - " It starts by YOU telling the picture what it will be -- in the ...

Original Artworks (8)

Bob Bennett; Combustion, 2012, Original Photography Silver Gelatin, 10 x 13 inches. Artwork description: 241  sunlight, tree, fire, surrealism ...
Bob Bennett
Original Silver Gelatin Photograph, 2012
10 x 13 inches (25.4 x 33.0 cm)
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Bob Bennett; Descent, 2001, Original Photography Black and White, 11 x 14 inches.
Bob Bennett
Original Black and White Photograph, 2001
11 x 14 inches (27.9 x 35.6 cm)
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Bob Bennett; Stardust, 2000, Original Photography Black and White, 16 x 20 inches.
Bob Bennett
Original Black and White Photograph, 2000
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Bob Bennett; Hide and Seek, 1996, Original Photography Black and White, 16 x 20 inches.
Bob Bennett
Original Black and White Photograph, 1996
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Bob Bennett; Fire, 1998, Original Photography Other, 16 x 20 inches.
Bob Bennett
Original Other Photograph, 1998
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Bob Bennett; Seeking the vibe, 1994, Original Photography Silver Gelatin, 14 x 18 inches.
Bob Bennett
Original Silver Gelatin Photograph, 1994
14 x 18 inches (35.6 x 45.7 cm)
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Bob Bennett; Move upon this basis, 1995, Original Photography Silver Gelatin, 14 x 18 inches.
Bob Bennett
Original Silver Gelatin Photograph, 1995
14 x 18 inches (35.6 x 45.7 cm)
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Bob Bennett; Edge of town, 1995, Original Photography Black and White, 18 x 14 inches.
Bob Bennett
Original Black and White Photograph, 1995
18 x 14 inches (45.7 x 35.6 cm)
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