Craig Krull and Company
A big part of putting together Sensual Mechanical: The Art of Craig Kauffman involved tracking down and identifying a huge number of images. Craig’s art was of course our first priority, but we also wanted to include exhibition announcements, catalogues, installation views, and archival photographs in the book.
These types of objects and images represent an important part of Craig’s story, and the story of the Southern California art scene he participated in. The photographs in particular illustrate the cultural history of the period, and work to contextualize Craig and his art for the reader. It wasn’t always easy to get these photos though, and I am particularly grateful to Craig Krull and his staff for all of their help. Craig Krull Gallery possesses a wonderful archive of photographs, and their expertise meant we were often able to identify images that we had very little information about.
This turned out to be a real life-saver for us, because we wanted to provide proper credit to the photographers who took the pictures we’re using whenever possible. Craig Krull and Kelly Prather helped us distinguish between the works of numerous photographers, and the gallery also graciously granted us the right to reproduce several images.
The photographs we’ve gathered for our upcoming monograph on Craig Kauffman add a lot of character to the book, and I’m so happy we were able to include them. I really can’t thank enough everyone who helped in this endeavor by contributing, identifying or discovering the images that make it so special. Again, many thanks go to Craig Krull and his team for their efforts on our behalf, we really appreciate all of their help.