DAVID HORVITZ, Studio Rent Editions, 2015 [rent for July]


DAVID HORVITZ, Studio rent editions, 2015
10,4 x 24 cm / 10,2 x 15 cm
hand stamped envelope / two photographs, 3 parts
signed, numbered, dated
edition 10
published by the artist

‘My studio rent edition series are a series of monthly editions that subsidizes my monthly studio rent. They are all an edition of 10 and sold for 1/10th of my studio rent. Most of previous ones are sold out (some are available at my gallery in Berlin). Each month I send out an email describing the new piece, and you can purchase one, and it is then mailed to you. Maybe this series could also be seen as a monthly mail art project as well.’
The edition for this month is two photographs taken on my friend’s (Julia Weist) property in the Catskill mountains some months apart. I laid my newborn daughter on the ground and surrounded her with Chinese and Japanese Wisteria seeds that I had harvested (against the garden’s policy) at the Brooklyn Botanical Garden. I then left the seeds for nature to do its things… The second photograph was made later this summer when the plants began to grow. Hopefully, in the future, these Wisteria plants will continue to grow, and Ela Melanie can visit in late spring when they are all in full bloom with their purple flowers and sweet fragrances, and know that she had been there once….’ from an email of David Horvitz to Kees van Gelder