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METASPHERE 1974 + 5 by JAMES ELLIOTT
The most revolutionary Art Photograph of the 20th century,
the masterpiece is a three dimensional, painted photo-sculpture. Created without computers, It took the Artist 332 hours of work to create, so introducing the seminal concept of the epic photograph. Every square millimetre of this photograph has been created by the artist, the antithesis of the observational recording, prevalent at the time. From the early Seventies Elliott brought to the medium of Photography a transformative level of creativity and stature, which just was not there before. Vastly ahead of its time, the work predicts and predates the computer imagery of the Millennium era. It challenges preconceived ideas about Photography and Art. Regarded by many as the magnum opus of Elliott's pioneering 'Symphonies For The Camera', an original approach , orchestrating reality for the camera rather than vice versa.
In the early Nineties it several times smashed world record prices for a contemporary Artist Photographer.
It finally sold for £25,500 or $40,000, at which point Elliott withdrew it from sale. Ground breaking stuff at the time.