Statue without limitations: Art Streiber’s fascination with Oscar

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The Oscars are on Sunday, and Art Streiber will be documenting the rehearsals and backstage at the big event for InStyle magazine. (I’ll be posting an interview with him about that on Friday.) In fact, he’s been shooting reportage of the Academy Awards for a decade, which has given him the opportunity to indulge his obsession with the larger-than-life statues of Oscar created for the event.

“One of my favorite things to do is not necessarily photograph the celebrities,” Art explains. “I have some kind of a sick crush on Oscar himself. To me, he is regal, majestic, quiet, noble, and proud, regardless of whether he is laying on his side or being hauled out of a truck or being shoved into an elevator. So I have an amazing collection of photos of the statue.”

Here’s a look at Art’s photos of Oscar, most of which have never been published or exhibited.

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Click on the image to view “Oscar,” a folio of photo of Hollywood’s favorite statue, by Art Streiber.

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