Amadeo Sandoval's Living Room, Río Lucío, New Mexico

Object Details

Title:

Amadeo Sandoval's Living Room, Río Lucío, New Mexico

Artist/Maker(s):

Alex Harris (American, born 1949)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Río Lucío, New Mexico, United States (Place created)

Date:

negative June 1985; print 1993

Medium:

Chromogenic print

Dimensions:

45.6 x 57.3 cm (17 15/16 x 22 9/16 in.)

Copyright:

© Alex Harris

Credit Line:

Gift of Nancy and Bruce Berman

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No church or temple or sanctuary had ever captivated me like Amadeo's home. He sanctified his rooms with icons of apostles, saints, and family photographs. Stars, flowers and hearts celebrated the many colored and carved crosses. In a rainbow of hues on walls, furniture, appliances and chairs, Amadeo depicted a loving and merciful God. --Alex Harris

Alex Harris portrays the carpenter Amadeo Sandoval by photographing his home. Harris's intense color photography reveals the harmonies of a sparsely furnished adobe room with softly washed blue walls and a large chair draped with brightly colored fabric beside a yellow vinyl kitchen seat.

Harris memorialized the vivid color schemes of his neighbors' homes and the high desert landscapes of northern New Mexico in his series Red White Blue and God Bless You, published in 1992, and named after an inscription on the wall of Amadeo's kitchen.

Provenance
- 1998

Nancy and Bruce Berman Los Angeles, CA, U.S.

Exhibitions
William Eggleston and the Color Tradition (October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 26, 1999 to January 30, 2000
Where We Live: Photographs of America from the Berman Collection (October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007) (40)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), October 24, 2006 to February 25, 2007