"And last, it may be worthwhile trying to hang something beyond the partial wall because some of the pictures do very well in a confined space."
- Mark Rothko
The Partial Wall is a series of photographs that investigate framed moments of value, as they self-construct in late-stage capitalism, in order to contribute to a broader dialogue about beauty's reliance on place and naming. The title of each photograph/painting has been appropriated from Wikipedia's list of Highest Known Prices Paid for Paintings, as of 2016. The larger project is titled Norever Fow -- as a direct response to MOMA's 2015 survey show, The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World (which was also the first Painting Survey that the museum curated since 1958). These photographs, which were shot on an Iphone6, have previously appeared printed as postcards and displayed in a standing (tourist's) postcard rack at Less Space Gallery in Oakland, CA. They were not available for purchase.