Harry Arthur Taussig, Guerrero Mexico 1979 B - Full Image

Guerrero, Mexico; 1979/B

Harry Arthur Taussig

Audio

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Year

1979

Dimensions

18 x 23”

Medium

Chromogenic Print

Description

Over a career of more than fifty years, Harry Arthur Taussig has worked as a physicist, biochemist, photographer, film analyst, book illustrator, and musician. Taussig cannot sit still. In 1979, he traveled to Guerrero, Mexico, where he took pictures of the lush planted gardens throughout the coastal resort city. Under the bright tropical light and the ministrations of groundskeepers, the poised and pressed foliage turns to a waxy plastic. Speaking of pressed wax, in 1965 Taussig recorded “Fate Is Only Once,” a short-run album of fingerstyle guitar tunes now coveted among folk enthusiasts.