“Winter, New York” by George Krause
GEORGE KRAUSE (B. 1937)
Vintage Silver Print
4 ½” x 6 ¾”
This haunting image is from the “Qui Riposa” series. Krause writes about this group of photographs:
My father died before my second birthday and I grew up with a pervading sense of my own mortality. The fear was intensified when my mother would tell me, in anger, that I was stubborn and willful like my father; and like him, I would leave home at sixteen and be dead at the age of twenty-five. I did leave home at sixteen and at twenty I began to work on this cemetery series with the certainty that I had only five years left to live. On my twenty-sixth birthday I visited my mother and told her how relieved I was to have outlived the Krause curse. She thought for a moment and said “Actually your father was twenty-seven when he died.”
Signed and dated on mount (verso). In a simple black metal frame.