San Diego Based Fine Art Gallery Symbolic Collection to Present Photography By Dr. Jonathan Singer a

Acclaimed for his exquisite photographs of single blooms of the world’s rarest plants that became the components of a five-volume set of books presented in the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

[USPRwire, Fri Sep 03 2010] Symbolic Collection announced today they will be featured at ART SAN DIEGO Contemporary Art Fair (Hilton San Diego Bayfront: One Park Boulevard, San Diego, California, Booth #35). While Symbolic Collection has two new locations in San Diego with a fine art gallery in La Jolla and Sorrento Vallery, there is another seasoned gallery in London called Scream London and a New York City project space located in the Fuller Building. Symbolic Collection consists of extraordinary pieces from the worlds of underground, pop culture, and fine art, music and entertainment memorabilia, watches and clocks, decorative arts and objet d’art. At ART SAN DIEGO, they will feature the acclaimed photography of Dr. Jonathan Singer. A truly eccentric artist, Singer has an eye for capturing nature with his Hasselblad digital camera to produce images that look like the product of old master painters of the 1600s.

The recipient of the Linnaeus silver medal, Singer has been recognized for marrying art and science. He became the first photographer in history and fourth American to earn this award in its 104 year history, and to be known for marrying art with science in botanical photography. Singer is the recipient of a Hasselblad Prize Laureate, an international photography prize regarded as one of the most coveted awards in the field today.

Singer has been named the Artist in Residence at the Huntington Botanical Garden in Pasadena and will be officially declared on October 19th. In addition to this honor, Dr. Singer has created a set of images exclusively for the Huntington known as the Huntington 100 or the H100. Prints from that series will be available exclusively by Symbolic Collection.

Known for his exquisite large-scale prints in Botanica Magnifica, a five-volume set of books that feature single blooms of 250 of the world’s rarest plants created and presented only for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

“Just as the finest classical painter attempted to make his brush stroke invisible, I attempt to capture these botanical specimens with a clarity and humility becoming an instrument serving a higher force,” said Singer. “Many of the most unusual species seen in Botanica Magnifica seem to be alien life forms but really are true treasures of our home planet.”

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In September 2009, Singer joined with Dr. Kress and Hachadourian to create a collaborative book called Botanica Magnifica: Portraits of the World’s Most Extraordinary Flowers and Plants (Abbeville Press, September 2009). The book features photographs by Singer and text by Dr. Kress and Hachadourian.

“This is an extraordinary opportunity for people to access one of the most exclusive photographers in the world and bring his work right into their homes or offices,” said Ryan Crowley, Director and Curator of Symbolic Collection. “We are honored to work with Singer, a photographer of this caliber – the Rembrandt of photography. His contribution to art history and meteoric rise to fame are nothing short of spectacular. His images will live on forever.”

Symbolic Collection has always enjoyed a passion for the unique, specializing in investment quality, luxury collectibles. Symbolic Collection is one division of Symbolic World, which includes Symbolic Motors - the world's leading purveyor of exotic and luxury automobiles, and Symbolic Watch - an International leader in the high-end, complicated watch and clock industry. The gallery in La Jolla is open Monday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Sorrento Valley space is by appointment only.,,,

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