Friday, July 04, 2008

CADILLAC: Photographs by Stephen Salmieri

CADILLAC CADILLAC: Photographs by Stephen Salmieri at Joseph Bellows Gallery in La Jolla, CA. "...Perhaps no other car has so symbolized or embodied the notion of 'The American Dream' as Cadillac. From 1972 to 1984, Stephen Salmieri traveled the United States, from New York to Beverly Hills, photographing Cadillacs. In over eighty pictures, he captured the evolution of an American automotive icon. This photographic journey concluded in 1985 with the publication of Cadillac: An American Icon, published by Rizzoli International Publications. In the introduction to the book Owen Edwards writes, 'The Cadillac is no more just another car than San Simeon is just another house: it is the machine as ultimate symbol, as a way of life, a philosophical statement, a form of patriotism even – for more than a few Cadillac zealots – something very close to a religious experience.'"


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