Barbara Bloom’s Shanghai Pigment Street (2001). Image courtesy of the artist.
One has to figure that photographer and conceptual artist Barbara Bloom, whose collection-themed survey opens today at the International Center of Photography, has a basement full of stamps, coins, and collectible spoons. The above image, Shanghai Pigment, is one of her collection-based images. It was likely taken on location in Shanghai, but we bet a few Canal Street basements look just like this. —Rachel WolffArtist Barbara Bloom Comes to Collect