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Architectural Detail, New York, from "Artifacts"

Accession Number
1985/2.95.2

Title
Architectural Detail, New York, from "Artifacts"

Artist(s)
Ralph Gibson

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1980

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
14 in. x 10 7/8 in. ( 35.6 cm x 27.7 cm )

Credit Line
Gift of Mr. & Mrs. Sheldon Sobel

Label 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 Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
New York
architectural drawings
buildings
modern and contemporary art
portfolios

2 Related Resources

Architecture in photography 1949-1989
(Part of 6 Learning Collections)
New York City
(Part of 3 Learning Collections)

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