Robert Munn Bio
There is a New 3D Art Installation by Robert Munn and Sara Cook in the Roger Smith Hotel Premiere Art Window located in the "Window at 125" on 47th Street and Lexington Avenue in Manhattan. "East Side Story: variations on a theme" is currently on display and can be seen through April 18, 2014.
Robert Anthony Munn has been involved with stereo photographic imaging since 1978 & lenticular imaging since 1984. He has produced innovative & unusual works in standard 35mm stereo formats (StereoRealist, View Master, wide-format 3-d, experimental three dimensional films, light sculpture, Hyperstereo, etc.) Mr.Munn's stereo photography was utilized for a series of viewmaster reels created for the Intrepid Sea Air & Space Museum, & has taken stereo photographs of Sterling Hayden, Eric Clapton, B. B. King, Albert King, James Brown, Aretha Franklin, David Bowie, Aerosmith, Adrian Belew, David Stewart, George Clinton, Melissa Etherage, in addition to a large body of stereo photographic work documenting New York over a period of many years. His involvment with Lenticular imaging began in 1986, producing his first image in 1987. He started The Depthography Group to create lenticular imaging as an art form in 1990. In 1991 he founded Depthography, Inc. & was responsible for a number of significant technical advancements to the state of the art, including the first computer graphics based 3-D animated lenticular images, the first images containing over 36-50 frames of animation, & the first 2-D/3-D conversions from a single flat image. That year he was also part of the production crew of "Concert for The Earth" a 3-D Panavision/ ShowScan film presented at Expo'92 in Spain. In 1992, he opened the first lenticular art gallery in the world, The Virtual Image Gallery, & collaborated with the noted Swiss artist H.R. Giger for his "Watch Abart" shows which had simultaneous openings in New York & Geneva in 1993. Since then, Mr. Munn & his talented associate Sara Cook have had a number of successful shows of their work at the Proposition gallery & DeutscheBank gallery in N.Y.C, Art Expo in Miami, See-It FX gallery in L.A, were commissioned by Radio Shack inc. to create original artwork for the reception area of their world headquarters in Texas, & have continued to create innovative products, displays, installations, & imagery for a wide range of clientele worldwide.
Though the process has been in existence since the turn of the century, Depthography has expanded the capacities of this method far beyond anything previously accomplished on many levels & always continues to push the envelope & ride the wave of ever changing technology.
In addition to full color Parallax Panoramagrams, they now produce animated multi-dimensional images containing a motion/time factor.
Liquids pour, boxers punch & girls dance. The effect appears as a motion picture, a captured moment takes place. A Four- Dimensional Image. These can be producedfrom various source material, including photographic, cel animation, video disc, & computer generated imagery. Mr. Munn's original works , as well as those by other members of the group have been on display at various exhibits around the World.
26 frame 4D lenticular photography by R. Anthony Munn, Subject: Otto 6.2.02, computer enhancement, Sara Cook
One of Robert Munn's project has been to capture moments in New York in 4D. To see some of these pieces art pieces in person, contact us directly.
Munn's latest collection involves completely abstrtact forms & abstract depth. His latest art show Exhibition Ultradelic debuted at The Proposition Gallery in Chelsea, NYC.
A few of the Exhibits involving Robert Munn include:
In 1992, at Giorgio Gomelsky's birthday gala, Sara met Robert Munn, Depthography Group's founder. He was about to open the world's first lenticular gallery. Munn had just figured out to capture actual animation over several seconds in a photograph & needed a subject. It was a serendipitous encounter that soon sparked the couple's first joint creation, Depthography's Bellydancer image "Siren Genii" (named in homage to the belly dance troupe she co-founded), a work in 4D. Sara has been Munn's model for many 3D & 4D lenticulars & anaglyphs over the years including this. A 4D 11" x 14" original format photographic & litho high contrast image created with a continious scanning camera. It's one of a kind.
Depthography Group has presented shows featuring "The Transparent Woman", a 3D Multi-Media Shows including slide presentations where Sara's figure appears as an animated virtual screen. Images are seen through her silver suit, exhibited at the San Francisco Exploratorium, at the Georgio Gimelski's birthday celebration at the New York location where the Green Door parties are held, & The Virtual Image Gallery in New York. Sara continues to perform multi-media 3D projection shows at nightclubs, theaters, art hotels, museums, etc. in NYC & other places with Robert Munn. Often with theremin accompaniment & occasionally including dance. Sometimes they speak about the technologies & mediums they work in.
Sara with others on the Depthography team have had discussions with group audiences on the topic of our art & technology. Among other venues, Sara has performed at The Gershwin Hotel, Theater at 45 Bleecker, Anthology Film Archives in Manhattan, The Coney Island Museum @ Coney Island in Brooklyn, The Exploratorium Science Museum in San Fransisco, etc.. This photo was taken on 12.15.12 at an event celebrating the artwork of Warhol Superstar Billy Name at The Gershwin Hotel. Behind Sara, you can see some of Billy Name's famous silverizing as it was created at the original Warhol Factory. Sara Cook & Robert Munn currently have a few 3D photos published on Warholstars. Sara & Robert continue to be cutting edge in the lenticular & anaglyph imaging mediums. They continue to create artwork and keep a 3D Photo Blog on Facebook where they share 3D photos & videos they have photographed at events, & in and around New York City.
With Depthography, Sara Cook's work with Robert Munn has been exhibited at Sony Amusement Park in Tokyo, Disney Imagineering in Orlando Florida, Macy's Department Stores, with Chanel Perfumes & as part of the The Warhol Estate, The Post Office, Department of Defense. HBO, Comedy Central Cable Network, Blockbuster Video, George Clinton & the P Funk Allstars, H R Giger, Janet Jackson, The United States Library of Medicine, Radio Station WFMU. Sara Cook with Robert Munn have been creating singular art in this extraordinary avant-garde medium.
Sara & Robert continue to be cutting edge in the lenticular & anaglyph imaging mediums. They continue to create artwork and keep a 3D Photo Blog on Facebook where they share 3D photos & videos they have photographed at events, & in and around New York City.
A few of the Exhibits involving Sara Cook include:
Roger Smith Hotel's "Window at 125" 3D Art Installation by Robert Munn and Sara Cook of the Depthography Group "East Side Story: variations on a theme" on display from April 2, 2014 through April 18.
Gershwin Hotel Elevator Art Installation Created for the Gershwin Hotel Elevator on display from May 11, 2010 through December 16, 2012.
VARGA GALLERY in Woodstock - NY presents The July Showcase of the VISIONARY ART COLLECTIVE. Show runs from July 10- August 10, 2010.
"March Is 3D Month" at Theatre 45 Bleecker/ Follin Gallery -Robert Munn & Sara Cook Solo Show Opens March 3rd, 2010 through April 12
"SUPERNOVAS!" AT THE CHELSEA HOTEL-ROBERT MUNN & SARA COOK OPENED 9.18.09 - 9.20.09 ! FEATURING THE WARHOL SUPERSTARS, BILLY NAME, ULTRA VIOLET, MARY WORONOV, ALLAN MIDGETTE, ROBERT HEIDE, BIBBE HANSEN, LOUIS WALDON, IVY NICHOLSON, WALTER STEDING, PENNY ARCADE... ALSO THE INCOMPARABLE JAYNE COUNTY, RICK LONGO-BURROWS, JOHN SCRIBNER, MIESTORM PIERRE Q. SERPENT, & OTHER GREAT ARTISTS !!!!!! "SPECIAL FILM SCREENING OF IVY NICHOLSON'S FILM & OTHER GREAT ARTISTS.
Solefood Gallery in Tribeca August 15- September 14, 2008. "This unusual establishment also features the works of Robert Munn & Sara Cook, two artists that have experimented with the concept of depthography for decades & have come together to create mind-boggling 3D pieces." Shirline Chowdhury of Beyond Race Magazine
Coney Island Mermaids Photography show, Coney Island Museum, Summer 2007, Featuring Robert Munn & Sara Cook of The Depthography Group.
Rubelad Parties in Manhattan, Queens & Brooklyn 2004, 2005 (FEVA/ Howl Festival), 2006
The Deutsche Bank lobby in Midtown Manhattan 2005 & 2006
See-It FX Gallery in Los Angeles Nov 2004-Sept 2007. This was a simultanious opening to the New York show at Proposition.
Depthography 3D Art Show at The Proposition Gallery Nov 2004-Feb 2005 with special guests Dr Revolt & Jackie Chang.
11BC Garden Tuesday, August 17 through Tuesday August 24: 2004 HOWL! Festival events including an exhibition of 3-D lenticular photography by Robert Munn & Sara Cook & a poetry reading curated by Tom Savage.
11BC Garden Saturday, July 10, 3:30-8:30pm: 11th Street ABC Block Association Party featuring a 3-D lenticular photography exhibit by Robert Munn & Sara Cook, Los Inolvidables Salsa Band & food from local restaurants. 2004
Collective Unconscious Gallery One Night Show, featuring performances by The Nils, Ff, Old Rugged Sauce, Sudden Death, members of Ween, projection by Mysterious Tree; 3-D animated large format "rockin good time" lenticulars. A mixture of graphic art & performance art. Lower East Side February 28, 2003
The Proposition Gallery featuring R Anthony Munn & Sara Cook 2002. November 15, 2002 to January 1, 2003
Neil Martinson's Art Show "Proof in the Pictures" at CBGB's Art Gallery, June 5 through July 19, 2002
Niagara Club One Night Show with R Anthony Munn & Sara Cook. A night of the Antagonist Movement, Ignite Thursdays, with DJ Sergio Vega. October 3, 2002
The Gershwin Hotel, The Scope Event featuring lenticular images by Robert Munn & Sara Cook February, 2000
The Exploratorium, in San Fransisco consisting of lenticular 4D art, stereo projection, the transparent woman multimedia dance, music, & stereo projection, etc.. 1995
Macy's in Herald Square featured various art pieces by the Depthography Group on 34 street.1994
Depthography's collaboration with H. R. Giger in a New York/Geneva simultaneous opening. 1993
Georgio Gomelski's Birthday Celebration 3-d projection show featuring Bobs stereo slides & featuring Sara as "the transparent woman". 1992
1990 N.Y.C A.C.M. Siggraph/ Pace Unniversity - Stereo imaging, 3-d viewing, & Virtual Realities Seminar art show display " Autostereoscopik "
1994 ongoing exhibit 3D versions of Disney oil paintings on display at the Disney Store in Orlando Florida.
1994 animating art pieces, Chanel/Andy Warhol silkscreens exhibited in Macy's as part of the International Flower show
1997 Smithsonian featuring El Nino as part of their permanent installation
1998 through present Depthography has had 3D animating versions of Maurice Sendak characters on display in Japan as part of Sony's Odiaba amusement park
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