Piotr Uklanski: Fatal Attraction.pdf
Published on the occasion of the spring 2015 Metropolitan Museum of Art exhibition Fatal Attraction: Piotr Uklański Photographs, and an accompanying exhibition—curated by Uklański—of works from the Met’s permanent collection, Piotr Uklański: Selects from the Met Collection, this book presents an in-depth examination of Uklański’s photographic
oeuvre as well as images from the Met collection exhibition. A luxurious, richly illustrated monograph, Piotr Uklański Fatal Attraction consists of images of works made by Piotr Uklański, as well as groupings of images of artworks selected by Uklański from the Met’s collections for an accompanying exhibition. Both exhibitions are based on the classical themes of love and death.
Internationally recognized as one of today’s most important contemporary artists, Piotr Uklański’s works draw on themes from his Polish heritage to pop culture, in a wide variety of media. His practice has since evolved to include paintings, objects, installations, photography, fiber arts, and film. Rosetta Brooks is a renowned critic and art historian. She was the founder and editor of Zg magazine (1980–86). She is on the faculty of the Art Center in Pasadena and is the founder/publisher of Zg Press. Douglas Eklund is Curator of Photography at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.