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Tertium Quid can be purchased for $75.
Signed by the author.
ter·ti·um quid: noun, Late Latin, literally, a third something
In his introduction, Murray Moss writes “A press photograph is defined by its function, which is to infuse a text with visual meaning in the telling of a news story.” Assembled from his own collection of archival, annotated, and published prints acquired from the photo morgues of a moribund newspaper industry, these original photographs are for the first time shown publicly without the newspaper text they were originally assigned to accompany. He writes: “Rather, I have paired these images with other orphaned press images, putting them in dialogue, and in the process creating for each image a new narrative a new life, a third story, a tertium quid.”
In turns humorous, striking, mysterious, and always surprising, these photographs reveal an undiscovered side of their personality through these pairings. Unwittingly, they have become starring characters in new narratives that are both revealing and delightful. Some are duets, or fugues. Moss writes, “Some dance a pas de deux. Many are six degrees incarnate. And others are conversations between strangers who share a bench in the park and discover common ground.”
Reproduced at the actual size of the original photos, with both the front and the often annotated back presented with equal importance, these artifacts, retired now from their labors, are akin to those exceptional functional objects that have served their time and have later come to be appreciated, even coveted and exalted, for the extraordinary qualities that lie outside of their original function.
Tertium Quid is published in a limited edition of 1250 copies, each sequentially numbered.
August Editions (May 28, 2014)
11.5 x 11.1 x 0.9 inches
The polished brass Ball Vase, which is 8.5" in diameter, weighs twenty pounds. It has a single hole and comes with a glass tube, fitting the hole and intended to hold water and a stem flower. The price is $2800. If you would like more information or are interested in purchasing, please email us at email@example.com.
Designed in 2006 for an exhibition at Moss Gallery, this was produced by JongeriusLab, the Netherlands.
The Polder sofa, which Jongerius designed for Vitra in 2005, is upholstered in multi-patterned one-off prototypes of her new Layers textiles, developed over the previous three years in collaboration with Maharam.
She combines this seating element with an integrated table with drawer (oiled American walnut wood) which also serves as a pedestal for her monumental earthenware Jackpot vase, hung with a large cast bronze medallion.
over all dimensions:
Price upon request.
Princess ring (smoky quartz)
Designed and created by
Erich Zimmermann in 2003, this is a rare and unique piece.
925 sterling silver
141ct smoky quartz
Regina In Stripes, hooked rug designed by Regina Broussard, 1990. Hand-hooked with wool and acrylic yarn. Manufactured by the Creative Growth Art Center, in Berkeley, CA. 37" x 31.5". This piece is $3000. Please write firstname.lastname@example.org
Red Fine Stoneware Panther by Erich Oehrne for Meissen. Designed in 1939 and in open production. 12" long and 15" high. $3500. If you would like more information or are interested in purchasing, please write to email@example.com.
ARAKI book side table. This unique assemblage of the extraordinary Taschen ARAKI book and a rare Fornasetti stand was imagined by Joseph Pierkowski. It is simultaneously a functional side table and a great work of erotic photographic art. The book is complete. This particular piece exists nowhere else. $1800.
Monumental Jackpot Vase, Hella Jongerius 2006
This unique earthenware vase with glazed interior is incised with imagery carried across media, from her textile collection for Maharam. Dimensions: 60" tall, 19" diameter. Signed. Price upon request at firstname.lastname@example.org