The Reunion

The two "summits" that have been expropriated from Mont Blanc - during the first ascend in 1786 and the second in 1787 - meet once again, after being kept in different European museum collections for centuries, both far away from the mountain itself.

Photographic print. Medium-format on 340 gr. Baryt Canvas. 189.5x150cm.

first image:
carrying the top of a mountain through the streets of Görlitz, DE.

second image:
(left) summit of Mont Blanc as expropriated in 1787, courtesy of Teylers Museum in Haarlem, NL
(right) summit of Mont Blanc as expropriated in 1786, courtesy of the Kulturhistorisches Museum in Görlitz, DE

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