David Barnett (American, b. 1946)
Buca di Beppo - Chocolate Demolition Derby (Edition Trial Proof), 2003
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Archival inkjet print
10 x 15 in
David Barnett's 'Buca di Beppo - Chocolate Demolition Derby' features a playful application of forced perspective. The photograph zooms-in on a yellow toy car mid drift atop a plate of chocolate sauce, recreating a demolition derby in miniature. Condiments, glasses, and a closed wine menu surround the plate, suggesting that the photograph was taken in a moment of levity after dinner. Speaking about the piece, Barnett explained that he had been dining at Buca di Beppo when he noticed a child playing with a toy car on his parents' plate of tiramisu, the sight reminding him of his teenage years spent attending demolition derbies with his peers. This print is signed and dated by the artist in the lower right, and features the inscription “Trial Proof” written in pencil in the lower left. Fine art photography giclée print 10 x 15 inches, photograph 17.25 x 21.375 inches, frame Signed and dated lower right "Trial Proof" written in lower left Framed to conservation standards using archival materials including 100 percent rag mounting materials, and housed in an aged gold finish wood moulding.