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Doorway, Hamilton, Nevada

Accession Number
1989/1.77

Title
Doorway, Hamilton, Nevada

Artist(s)
Alan Ross

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1972

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
28 3/10 in x 25 ⅞ in (71.91 cm x 65.72 cm);32 ¼ in x 26 ¼ in (81.92 cm x 66.68 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of A Friend of the Museum

Subject matter
This photograph of a dilapidated house in Hamilton, Nevada presents a surreal coexistence between interior and exterior spaces. Although the photograph seems to have been taken from inside the structure, there is no roof or door on the house to distinguish it as an interior space. The oblique angles of the walls stand in sharp contrast to the doorway, which is parallel with the picture plane. This opening offers a glimpse of an idyllic landscape with sunny skies that seems untouched by the conditions that befell the building that frames the view.

Physical Description
Photograph from the inside of a crumbling structure, looking through an open doorway.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Ruins
cracks
doorways
hills
landscapes (environments)
modern and contemporary art
ruins
vernacular architecture
window
window frames

2 Related Resources

Architecture in photography 1949-1989
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
Ruins
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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