Carrying a stretcher in the rain, Tsaelim, Israel, 2004
20 x 24 inches
Edition of 9
Signed, dated and numbered, verso
Rachel Papo (Israeli, b. 1970) began photographing as a teenager and at the age of eighteen she served in the Israeli Air Force as a photographer. These two intensive years of service inspired her current photographic project titled after her own number during service -- Serial No. 3817131. Papo's works are included in several private and public collections worldwide.About the Work:
These four works come from the artist's most important body of work, Serial No. 3817131, also published as a book under the same title. For Papo, the series serves as a bridge between past and presentóa combination of the artist's own recollections and the experiences of the girls who she has observed. As the artist writes, "at an age when social, sexual, and educational explorations are at their highest point, the life of an eighteen-year-old Israeli girl is interrupted. She is plucked from her home surroundings and placed in a rigorous institution where her individuality is temporarily forced aside in the name of nationalism."Market Information:
Papo's reputation is fast rising in the New York art scene and is being recognized by collectors around the world. The images here are the best example from Serial No. 3817131, and are significantly below the gallery retail.