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Merce Cunningham in 'Root of the Unfocus'

Accession Number
1991/2.44

Title
Merce Cunningham in 'Root of the Unfocus'

Artist(s)
Barbara Morgan

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1944

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
7 3/16 in. x 9 3/8 in. ( 18.3 cm x 23.8 cm )

Credit Line
Museum Purchase

Label copy
Morgan experimented with manipulating her photographic work, creating photomontage and double negatives. Here she elected to combine two negatives, as we can see in this image of the dancer and choreographer Merce Cunningham.
Carole McNamara, Assistant Director for Collections & Exhibitions
on the occasion of the exhibition New York Observed: The Mythology of the City
(July 13 – September 22, 2003)

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
dance (discipline)
dancers
dances
males
modern and contemporary art

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