HREINN FRIDFINNSSON, Mid-Night Jump, 1975 [unique vintage photos]

each ca A6
unique analogue photos
condition: excellent, although toned
Copyright photos: Thora K. Johansen
Collection K. van Gelder/T.K. Johansen, Amsterdam
Copyright photos: Thora K. Johansen
inv.HF 000-pr

These pictures were taken by Thora Johansen during a stay with friends in a villa in Canneto Pavese at Christmas holidays time in 1974. At New Year’s Eve Hreinn asked Thora to make a photo of a jump just before midnight, one on the stroke of twelve ‘o clock and one after the stroke.

On behalf of his solo exhibition at (((R))) Rozenstraat in Amsterdam in 2020 with the help of the Mondriaan Fonds an edition was made from the original vintage prints from 1975 shown above.
In 2018 the original A6 photos were put on the website of Galerie van Gelder for the first time ever, with click-on HRes files. All these years they were glued-in in a family photo book of Thora K. Johansen who took the pictures, and as such only privately accessible between 1975 and 2018. In 2019 the digital images were taken from the website for making an edition, without the knowledge of the photographer.
For the production of the edition the reddish tone in the vintage photos was replaced by a more blueish one. The images have been cropped, mainly at the bottom part of the photos, apparently to bring the proportions back to the double A4 standard size or perhaps for esthetic reasons.

Added information:

each 42 x 29,7 cm
digital C-prints
edition 3 + 1 AP

History of prices:
Meese Gallery, Brussels, Belgium March 2024 € 15.000 – € 20.000,-
Galleri Claes Nordenhake, Berlin, Germany June 2022 € 12.500,-