Sunflower Baril, Tom  (American, b.b.1952)

Tom Baril was born in Connecticut in 1952. After graduating from New York’s School of Visual Arts in 1980 with a BA in photography, he served as Robert Mapplethorpe’s exclusive print maker. In the last 25 years, printmaking is not all that Tom Baril has mastered. He embraces every nuance of his medium. Whether it is 4×5 Polaroid pinhole or 8 x 10 collodion wet-plate, Baril produces technically perfect and exquisitely pure prints. Baril’s studies include urban architecture, minimalist seascapes and meticulously detailed botanicals and still lifes. Tom Baril’s work has been the subject of two monographs, the highly acclaimed sold out self-titled book published by 4AD in 1997, and Botanica published by Arena Editions in 1999.


Botanica. Photographs by Tom Baril. No. 58 in an edition limited to 100 copies. Clothbound in clamshell case. 60 duotone reproductions printed by EBS, Verona, Italy. Accompanied by signed platinum print (shown).