Jesse Chehak

Primm, Nevada (From the series “Fool’s Gold”)

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60" x 74.5"
54" x 68.5"
Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Photo Rag Baryta LAMINATED
Museum Shadowbox White NO ACRYLIC
$3,745.00
Free to the Lower 48

Paper Size:
60" x 74.5"

Image Size:
54" x 68.5"

Paper:
Hahnemühle 100% Cotton Photo Rag Baryta LAMINATED

Frame:
Museum Shadowbox White NO ACRYLIC

Price:
$3,745.00

Shipping:
FREE

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Primm is the first stop as you cross into Nevada along I-15 from California.  It offers overpriced gas, discount cigarettes, and trucker’s stuff. It’s also the first opportunity to gamble and Buffalo Bill’s lures them all with it’s fancy sign and indoor/outdoor roller coaster.  I haven’t been inside, but I imagine it cruises right past the craps tables, op and over the prime rib buffet, before doing a loop-de-loo through the penny slots. To get this view on it, I scaled a rocky slope while a storm blew in. It was a bit hairy with wind and lightning and all, but I knew it would make for a picture imbued with cheap romance, speaking to myths of the American West. This picture is part of a greater series of landscapes and portraits, called “Fool’s Gold.” Over the course of several years, I assumed the role of a modern-day prospector surveying the landscape for photographic possibility.  The photograph, which is traditionally comprised of silvery emulsion, becomes an analogy for those who sought fortunes in this place generations back.  The photograph is a simple replica of our precious past.

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