Tom Baril

Baril

For almost twenty years Tom Baril has been photographing flowers, objects, architecture and the landscape, exploring numerous ways of seeing and attending to presentation. His vision and insights into the natural beauty of sand, bulbs, and buildings is evident when one looks at his images. In 1997, only a few years after showing his work in galleries, his first book, Tom Baril, was published by 4AD. The book quickly sold out, and is now in its second printing.

Born in Vermont is 1952, Tom Baril studied photography at The School of Visual Arts in New York, where he earned a B.F.A. in photography in 1980. In his senior year, he began printing for various photographers, including Robert Mapplethorpe a relatively unknown artist at the time. He continues today to print Mapplethorpe's photographs for The Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation.

While Tom Baril's work at the Mapplethorpe studio was an enormous education, he never stopped photographing for himself, perfecting his craft. The result of his hard work can be seen in his sensual images of tulips, sea shells, beaches, factory towers and bridges, all photographed with a large format camera. Photographing flawless rose buds, wilted daisies, architectural wonders as well as the beaches in Hawaii, Baril's eye captures the beauty of both the manicured and the unkempt, exposing nature's true qualities.

One look at Tom Baril's prints and the viewer is keenly aware that the photographer has mastered his craft. Photographing with unabashed reverence for beauty, Baril selenium tones his prints before placing them into black tea, creating a gold patina unlike anything seen before. The result of his darkroom savvy can be seen in photographs that radiate, commanding our attention.

Pigment prints are available 13 x 19", 17 x 22" and 24 x 30" in editions of 10. Pieces range in price from $1800 to $5500.

Toned gelatin silver prints are available 23 x 18" and 34 x 26", mounted slightly larger, made in editions of 25 and 10, respectively. Pieces range in price from $1600 to $9500, depending on size and availability.

Please call: (312) 266-2350 for prices of specific pieces.
Prices are print only unless otherwise indicated.

Tom Baril
Alpine Poppies [Ref. 567], 1998

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Apples, 2003
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Apples and Grapes, 2006
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Apples and Lamp, 2008
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Asian Pear and Thorns, 2006
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Begonia [Ref. 775], 2003
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Bethlemhem Steel 2 [Ref. 782], 2003
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Bethlemhem Steel 3 [Ref. 783], 2003
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Brownie with Flash, 2008
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Calla Lily [Ref. 563], 2002

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Caterpillar Nest 1, 2008
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Caterpillar Nest 3 with Leaf, 2008
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Caterpillar Nest 4 Apple Blossom, 2008
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Caterpillar Nest 5 Crabapple, 2008
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Cobaea Buds [Ref. 763], 2002
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Cobaea Buds [Ref. 763], 2002

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Cobaea Pods [Ref. 762], 2002
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Cyclamen Pods [Ref. 701], 2001

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Dahlias [Ref. 759], 2002

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Day Lily [Ref. 696], 2000
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Deer Hooves Lamp, 2008
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Echenacea [Ref. 584], 1998

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Freesia [Ref. 472], 1996
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Gloxiniabuds [Ref. 569], 1998

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Hale Bale [Ref. 790], 2003
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Hermes, 2002
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Hibiscus [Ref. 602], 1998
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Hornet's Nest, 2002
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Hornet's Nest [Ref. 825], 2002
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Hosta #1 [Ref. 577], 1998

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Hydrangea in Glass Dome, 2008
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Hydrangea in Vase, 2008
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Italian Glass with Grapes, 2006
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Lilac, 2008
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Miniature Tulip [Ref. 485], 1996

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Morning Glory [Ref. 550], 1997

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Nine Sunflowers, 2008
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Nine Tomatoes, 2008
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Orchids, 2008
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Parrot Tulip [Ref. 560], 1998

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Pears, 2002
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Peonies, 2008
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Pewter Pot with Oil Can, 2008
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Phenobarbital, 2008
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Red Delicious Apples [Ref. 791], 2003
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Rose [Ref. 446], 1995

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Roses, 2008
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Roses in Vase [Ref. 760], 2002
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Seven Nests, 2008
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Single Lily (solarized) [Ref. 501], 1996

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Solarized Callas [Ref. 566], 1998

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Summer Squash, 2003
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Sunflower Head [Ref. 728], 2001

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Thirteen Garden Flowers, 2008
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Three Pears, 2008
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Three Pears, 2003
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Three Poppies #1 [Ref. 519A], 1997

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Three Poppies [Ref. 520], 1997
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Tomatoes [Ref. 766], 2002
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Tulip (single) [Ref.458], 1995

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Tulip [Ref. 462], 1995

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Twelve Dahlias, 2008
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Two Callas (daylight studio) [Ref. 777], 2002
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Two Callas [Ref. 565], 1998

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Two Callas [Ref. 826], 2002
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Two Roses [Ref. 840], 2002
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White Dahlia, 2003

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Tom Baril
Wren's Nest (with feather), 2007