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Portrait of a House
Simon Watson

Portrait of a House, Simon Watson

Portrait of a House, Simon WatsonPortrait of a House
Simon Watson
Dürer Editions


First Edition of 1000
64 pages
220 x 290 mm
ISBN 9781838314309


In Portrait of a House, Watson explores an eighteenth-century Georgian house on Dublin’s storied Henrietta Street. The house has a history of transformation, from the grand city home of wealthy merchants to the inner-city tenement dwelling for the poverty stricken. In a gentle Proustian fashion, the house reveals a quiet melancholy and the slow passing of time. The photographs in this volume were made over several years. The work is a poetic and intimate portrait in conjunction with an exhibition at Kevin Kavanagh Gallery in Dublin.

About the Artist
For over 30 years Simon Watson has exhibited his photographs in Europe and the U.S. including solo shows at the late Richard Anderson Gallery in New York and the Auschwitz Museum in Poland. More recently he has shown his paintings at the Galerie Rideau de Fer in France. His work is included in museums, public and private collections worldwide. Watson has been a regular contributor to The New York Times T Magazine, W Magazine, Vogue, Vanity Fair and many other titles worldwide. His recent book The Lives of Others was published by Rizzoli in 2020.

About the Publisher
Dürer Editions is a fine art book publishing company based between Ireland,  France and the U.S. It publishes fine art titles in photography, painting, sculpture, design and architecture. Named after the German Renaissance artist Albrecht Dürer (master printer, engraver and one of the earliest book publishers), Dürer Editions is committed to publishing beautifully crafted books in collaboration with artists.

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