Architectural Detail, New York, from "Artifacts"Artist(s)Ralph GibsonArtist NationalityAmerican (North American)Object Creation Date1980Medium & Supportgelatin silver print on paperDimensions
14 in. x 10 7/8 in. ( 35.6 cm x 27.7 cm )Credit LineGift of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon SobelLabel copy
Raised in Los Angeles, Ralph Gibson studied photography while stationed in the Navy in Pensacola, Florida. During the 1960s he worked as an assistant to photographers Dorothea Lange and Robert Frank. In this detail of a building entrance, Gibson distills the architecture into a strong abstract composition composed of darks and sculpted lights.
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 ClassificationPhotographCollection AreaPhotographyRights
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