James Welling – Autograph

Article 11000391
CHF 25.00
incl. 8.1% VAT
Availability: In stock
  • 3-6 business days
  • Shipping within Switzerland from CHF 5.- (see checkout)
  • International shipping On request
  • 30 days return policy

Product description

James Welling (*1951) operates in the hybrid ground between painting, sculpture, and traditional photography. For over 40 years he has explored issues of presentation and abstraction in his work, and is equally esteemed by critics, artists, and collectors as a central figure of international contemporary photography. The exhibition Autograph presents Welling’s documentary-style photographs in the tradition of classical art photography, as exemplified by Paul Strand. In addition, the exhibition showcases Welling’s abstract photograms, which recall works by avant-garde artists such as László Moholy-Nagy, Christian Schad, and Man Ray. Yet another highlight are the unique creations from the artist’s Degradés series. Brought together for the first time in a museum context, these abstract color photograms are created by the artist in the darkroom, imprinted with pure light. Welling’s methods range from analogue techniques to digital technologies, in colour and black-and-white, both with and without a camera.

Fascinated by the possibilities of the medium, James Welling has followed the fundamental transformation of photography into the present day: from the critical and ideological postmodern debates of the Pictures Generation that questioned concepts such as authorship, authenticity, and originality, to the current neomodernist emphasis on the photograph as an elevated object. James Welling’s relentless examination of the conceptual and aesthetic foundations that shape and define the medium of photography make him an important role model for an entire generation of contemporary art photographers. His refusal to favor any one means of production informs the multifaceted oeuvre of this Los Angeles-based artist.


Dimensions: 90.5 x 128 cm

Payment methods

Pay with:

Payment Methods

For orders over CHF 300.– you can send the order by email to shop@fotomuseum.ch and you will then receive an invoice.

Return policy

The product return period is 30 days from the date the product was received. Excluded from this are memberships, vouchers and e-tickets, which cannot be returned.

Unfortunately, we cannot offer returns in the following cases:
– For damaged items, unless they have already been received damaged.
– If accessories are missing.
– If the return period has passed.

Provided the product can be returned, the full price will be refunded.

Postage costs for returning items are generally paid by the sender. After individual examination, the return costs may be borne by the Fotomuseum Winterthur.

You will find full information on the right of return in the Terms and Conditions.