Spring Print (2021)

Every season, Rob Hornstra selects an image from his archive and makes it available as an exclusive handmade C-print (36 x 42 cm / 14.2 x 16.5 in). The number of buyers determines the print run, up to a maximum of 25. Once the season is over or print sold out, the image is no longer reprinted. This offer runs until 30 June 2021. Prints will be shipped in July 2021.

In January 2008, far away in an ice-cold Siberia, I was working on 101 Billionaires. In the city of Angarsk, I had arranged to visit the Victory Museum with a WWII veteran (the museum is visible on the right). In the small courtyard next to the museum, a retired MIG-23 is somewhat forlornly displayed. It was parked there for unknown reasons in 1990, after 18 years of service. Traces of vandalism - or resistance - were visible already: Graffiti, a smashed cockpit and some ripped-off sheet metal.

Far away from the glitter and glamour of Moscow, 101 Billionaires portrayed the vast majority of other Russia.

In the years following my visit, the retired MIG-23 continued to be vandalised. Until, in 2014, a group of concerned residents of Angarsk decided that the situation can no longer be tolerated (read article here). They raised money from companies to restore the MIG to its former glory and, in the process, erected sturdy fencing around the fighter jet. When the cockpit is smashed again, the museum decides to introduce permanent camera surveillance.

Title: MIG-23, Angarsk, Russia, 2008
From the series: 101 Billionaires
Original: Medium Format 6x7 negative film
Print technique: Analogue handmade C-print
Paper size: 36 x 42 cm (14.2 x 16.5 in) / Image 30 x 36 cm

In addition to the purchase of the Spring Print 2021, you can choose to have the same work immediately framed. Please click here for more information.

Item Price Qty Total
Total () € 127.20