Friday, January 8, 2010

PX No.337

PX No.337
Originally uploaded by lancephoto

PX No.337 (EZ No.74)
This is another blank frame from my blue Electric Zip camera. I was pretty annoyed when these cameras kept giving me about one blank shot almost every pack, especially with film like this Polaroid 84 which cost me about $25 per pack of 10 shots. But ever since I started drawing on my blank shots (and now on some of the good shots) I'm actually a little excited when I get a blank one. This was (surprisingly) my first deStijl drawing on a Polaroid, using metallic markers of silver and gold. The original shot was supposed to be of an Art Nouveau building in Maubeuge, France (see SLR No.53 and EZ No.75). After it misfired and gave me a blank frame, I drew on it while sitting at the café in Leonida's Chocolate shop in Mons, Belgium on 12/23/09.

CAMERA: Polaroid Electric Zip (blue) c.1976
FILM: Polaroid 84 B&W ISO 100 (expired 1/2007)
DATE SHOT: 12/11/09
DATE DRAWN: 12/23/09

LEFT: next to a Mondrian Painting (Composition No.1 with Grey and Red 1938) at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, Italy on 12/28/09. Click the image below to see where it was left.

FOUND!!! on 12/29/09
Hi Lance

I have found your polaroid on my desk in my office…such a weird thing...I have asked around but nobody knew nothing about this picture and the way it came into my office.

I work as registrar here at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection by the way…maybe a visitor has found it in the garden and given it to a guardian that has brought it in my office…he might have thought the photo could be of my interest….I don’t know.
Tell me about the story of this polaroid (no.337). Ok?
Thank you

Click this picture to see exactly where it was left:
PX No.337 left

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