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Memorable Sunsets Zine

by Cafe Royal Books

Memorable Sunsets by Tucker Nichols.

MEMORABLE SUNSETS I bought this black and white photograph for fifty cents at a thrift store in Alameda, California. It took me a minute to realize it was of a dramatic sunset over the Pacific Ocean. Even in color, photographs of sunsets never seem to capture the experience. But before color film was available, I wonder what it was like to get your pictures back from that time you saw that unbelievable sunset. What does color look like in black and white? I assume nothing, but then how can you tell this was such a vibrant sky?

My studio is in an old military building facing the Pacific, and recently I’ve seen some epic sunsets: cracks of neon pink below giant clouds of orange and purple. At the same time, I’ve been making these psychedelic stripe paintings with gouache and ink on paper. I’ve collected a group of them here--printed in black and white--just to understand what it would look like.


2011 24 Pages 14cm x 20cm b/w digital Poster 38cm x 26cm numbered edition of 100


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