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Exhibition | Simon Watson: Portrait of a House

Posted in books, catalogues, exhibitions by Editor on November 1, 2021

From Dublin’s Kevin Kavanagh gallery and Dürer Editions:

Simon Watson: Portrait of a House
Kevin Kavanagh, Dublin, 14–30 October 2021

In Portrait of a House, Watson explores an eighteenth-century Georgian house on Dublin’s storied Henrietta Street. The house (Number Twelve) has a history of transformation, from the grand city home of wealthy merchants to the inner-city tenement dwelling for the poverty stricken. In a gentle Proustian fashion, the house reveals a quiet melancholy and the slow passing of time. The photographs were made over several years. The work is intended to be a poetic and intimate portrait.

For over 30 years Simon Watson has exhibited his photographs in Europe and the U.S. including solo shows at the late Richard Anderson Gallery in New York and the Auschwitz Museum in Poland. More recently he has shown his paintings at the Galerie Rideau de Fer in France. His work is included in museums and in public and private collections worldwide. Watson has been a regular contributor to The New York Times T Magazine, W Magazine, Vogue, and Vanity Fair. His recent book The Lives of Others was published by Rizzoli in 2020.

Simon Watson, Portrait of a House (Dürer Editions, 2021
), 64 pages, ISBN: 978-1838314309
, first edition of 1000 copies, €45; special edition of 50, €350; limited edition of 10, €750; collector edition of 5, €1850.

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