"Span" from the Golden Gate Bridge Series. Original photograph, signed. Jr. Ruffin Cooper.

"Span" from the Golden Gate Bridge Series. Original photograph, signed

San Francisco: 1979. Original large format Type C color print on Kodak paper. Signed artist proof impression. 48 x 34 inches. 122 x 86.2 cm. Printed by Frank Bonfiglio of Imperial Color Labs, Inc., San Francisco....
Ruffin Cooper (1942-1992) was a conceptual artist and photographer who came of age in the wildly exciting and tumultuous 1960s. Some unique experiences he had during his life included going to Woodstock in 1969 and living for a time at a New Mexico commune. Later he established himself as an artist in
San Francisco, crossing paths with such cultural icons as Dennis Hopper, Allen Ginsburg and Andy Warhol.
Ruffin Cooper achieved success both as an internationally recognized artist and highly accomplished commercial photographer. He often used photography to look at well-known American icons from a new perspective, isolating important details
and enlarging them to monumental scale. Cooper was best known for his monumental photographs of architectural subjects such as the Statue of Liberty and the Golden Gate Bridge. Cooper used to say about all of his works, "My intention is to provoke, seduce and invite interaction with them. I want viewers to become involved in a process of self-exploration through the visual stimulus of familiar references.".....

Solo Exhibitions 1985-1991:
1991 Vision Gallery, San Francisco....
1990 Comedie Francaise, Paris, France
Gallerie Bastille, Paris, France
Kauffman Gallery, Houston, Texas....
1989 Smith Anderson, Palo Alto, California....
1988 deSaisset Museum, Santa Clara, California. American Society of Civil Engineers, Wash., D. C.
G. Ray Hawkins, Los Angeles, California...
1987 Weston Gallery, Carmel, California
U. S. Information Service, American Consulate, Milan McAllen International Museum, McAllen, Texas American Society of Civil Engineers, Washington, D. C.....
1986 Brooklyn Museum, New York, New York Contemporary Arts Center, New Orleans, Louisiana L'Archivolto, Milan, ItalyBank of America, World Headquarters, San Francisco.....
1985 Galerie Bastille, Paris, France
Galleria Schubert, Milan, Italy. Item #16-3759

Price: $700.00

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