Todd Eberle - Affordable on Artspace

Calling all vinyl junkies! The great architectural, art and celebrity photographer has immortalised a vintage icon
Rek-O-Kut "Rondine" Turntable (circa 1958), San Francisco, California, 2001 - Todd Eberle
Rek-O-Kut "Rondine" Turntable (circa 1958), San Francisco, California, 2001 - Todd Eberle

We’ve been fans of the clean, minimalist aesthetic of the New York photographer Todd Eberle for quite some time now. Even though his subjects are varied, running the gamut from political, art, and cultural figures to architectural landmarks and technology, Todd’s work is characterized by its analytical execution.

And we're obviously not alone in our regard for him. Eberle's worked as photographer-at-large for Vanity Fair since the late 90s and has garnered solo exhibitions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, WPS1/MoMA and Tate Modern. He first came to international prominence for the photographs of Donald Judd's art and furniture that he took at the sculptor's Chinati Foundation in Marfa, Texas in the 1990s. Informed by that experience, his photographs have since been characterized by a sense of control, proportion, and symmetry. 

His celebrity portraits meanwhile, are notable for their witty eye for design, while his architectural photographs - he is the exclusive photographer of our forthcoming Annabel Selldorf monograph - Selldorf Achitects Portfolios and Projects - have been praised by the curator Joseph P. Rosa for "proposing fresh ways of seeing, thinking about, and interpreting architecture" and for transforming "the figurative into the abstract." 


Buying art on Artspace really is this simple
Buying art on Artspace really is this simple

But in today's Affordable on Artspace feature, we want to bring your attention to Eberle's photograph of a vintage Rek-O-Kut Rondine record player. Naturally, as fans of all things vinyl, our eye was drawn to this vintage gem (which originally came with a removable spindle 'For Eccentric Records' -  the kind we like best). In the 40’s, 50’s and 60’s, Rek-O-Kut made thousands of turntables for studios, radio stations and high-end audio installs.

Eberle's photograph exemplifies his mastery of control, proportion, and symmetry. It also captures the minimalist beauty of a what was once an everyday object, rendering it almost abstract in its celebration of line and shape. You can buy the print on Artspace for just £266, €369 or $400. It comes in two different sizes and two editions - numbering just 20 or 100 - and comes with a certificate of authenticity signed by Eberle.  And, if you have a moment, check out Todd's work in our Annabel Selldorf monograph - Selldorf Achitects Portfolios and Projects.

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