JEAN-CHRISTIAN ROSTAGNI

Urging the World to See

JEAN-CHRISTIAN ROSTAGNI
ARTIST'S STUDIO
Where I live, and where everything starts

918 Carolina Avenue, Durham, NC 27705.

919 416 1111
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EVERYBODY (CURIOUS, COLLECTOR, ART AFFICIONADO, NEIGHBOR ETC...) IS INVITED TO THE STUDIO BY APPOINTMENT : 919-416-1111

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NO HOUSE LEFT BEHIND WITHOUT ART:

Enjoy a recent crop of vintage prints, some framed, most not, pulled out from the drawers of history and available at prices never to be seen again when they are gone (from $30. and up). Analog (darkroom) prints on legendary papers long disappeared, Cibachrome prints, even some Fresson prints. Fresson prints are extremely rare, the most archival prints in the history of photography, completely organic, made by one family in the world whose secret has been kept since the 19th century.

Also,
15 % off on digital prints from photographs on my website that are not yet available in print, which is most of what's on the other pages here. Not only do you start with a 15 % equity gain, but you also will have print #1. Offer not available for 6" x 9" prints, see complete price list of prints here.

Installment plan : pay $50. a month. on pieces up to $2,500., $75. a month. on pieces up to $4,000., etc...



EXAMPLES OF WHAT YOU CAN FIND:
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WELCOME TO MARS


From the Life on Mars series. Shot in Mars, PA, in July 2005. This is the title photograph of the series, whose part I was exhibited at Through This Lens gallery in Durham in November-December 2006.

2 artist prints available: two 9" x 15" for $275. and $300. all unframed. It should also be noted that the 9" x 15" size of my price list has seen a recent price adjustment from $450. to $500. but one print is available in this art sale at $450. for the time being. If nothing else it might be educative for amateurs of photography to look at the difference between the various artist prints and current prints available here for this photograph, one of my very best ones.

SOLD : One artist print 10.5" x 15.5" from 2006 for $250.
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CHRISTMAS CLOSER TO THE MOON


This is a happy story, a photograph shot in my neighborhood in Durham in 1999, as the moon closer to the Earth, and consequently unusually bright. Christmas light decoration enhance it with a touch of charm. This photograph has met great success. I have improved the printing quite a bit over four different print runs. This is printed in Piezzography, a process of great beauty that I do not use anymore, but which has great merit. If you want a Piezzography print of mine, this would be a great opportunity.

Several prints and artist prints available from $250. in 10" x 10" and 11.5" x 11.5."
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NOSTALGIA FOR THE GOOD OLD DAYS, 2003.


From the Life on Mars series. Shot in NYC on Houston on November 2, 2000, this photograph summarizes the spirit of the 2000 election and what lead to the debacle we all know.

3 artist prints available 10.5" x 15.5". Two for $300. each unframed, and one framed for $500. This print is regularly $800. HURRY!
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REGARD FURTIF SUR LA NEGRITUDE


Shot in Mopti, Mali in March 1987. This photograph is a visually poetic testimony on the African condition.

Several 12" x 18" prints available, $300. and $400. each unframed, all are piezzography prints,which are beautiful pigment only digital prints for black and white, a process that I do not use anymore, but recognize its merit. Current print of this photograph is $1080.
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LINCOLN PRESIDES


From the First Morning on Venus series, which is a subset and the temporary conclusion of the Life on Mars series. Shot in D.C. on January 20, 2009, at around 8:25 a.m. when the crowd was already large on the mall in expectation of Barack Obama's inauguration. This photograph is extremely symbolic, very rare and unique as the Lincoln display on the giant screens did not last more than a couple minutes and never came back afterward. It is worth noting that I was photographing with means that nobody else on the mall had that day, to the best of my knowledge and from what I can judge by what is available in the photo agencies worldwide.

Prints available at regular list price, notably a 6.5" x 15" for $500. as well as three 3" x 7" out of the list small size prints for $125.
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THE OLD BORE AND THE KID IN ME


From the La Nature Humaine series. This series tells about the human condition through photographs featuring nature elements with a metaphoric dimension. The series is a complex thread that goes full circle and is an evasion from the monolithic constraints in which art has too often constricted itself, notably in the past twenty five to thirty years. This very photograph is also a tribute to my mentor Denis Brihat (internationally recognized photographer) whose work often features vegetal life of unusual or unexpected appearance. This series in itself is an evolution from what Denis has produced in his entire career, which is itself an evolution from Edward Weston's work. This trilogy evolution goes itself full circle, from the U.S. to France, and now with my hybrid participation back to the U.S. and France at the same time.

Two 11" x 11" artist prints available. One unframed $80. and one nicely framed, between glasses, estampe-like, custom ash frame $475. Both prints are Epson archival inks prints, on Hannemehle Photo Rag paper. These inks are not in use anymore as they were quite inconvenient, but they also had a very long light-fasting rating of about 200 years.
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JIM GRAHAM


Jim Graham had been N.C. commissioner of agriculture for thirty years. I photographed him for the N.C. State fair essay that Clyde Edgerton and I did together for the Oxford American magazine, which was later re-published as a serial by the N&O. This photograph was only published in the N&O version, it is a perfect environmental portrait in which Jim Graham wears the N.C. State tie, makes a fair use of tobacco, and is his jovial self on a State fair background of which he was the Godfather.

One vintage print available 8" x 10," the one used for the N&O publication . $650. with a copy of the Oxford American issue in which the State Fair essay appeared.
Collectors alert!
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CHIRAC-MITTERAND


Jacques Chirac Photographed in Marseille in 1986 when he was leading the legislative campaign against then President François Mitterand, whom he weirdly resembles in this absolutely unique and confusing photograph.

One vintage print available 8" x 10," printed on legendary and long since unavailable Agfa Record Rapid. Selenium toned to the rich colors that you see. $450. Savvy collectors material.