Smoke Rings

Accession Number

Smoke Rings

Donald Sultan

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

44 in x 54 in (111.76 cm x 137.16 cm);40 in x 50 in (101.6 cm x 127 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
Three smoke rings floating in the air against a black background, revealing the abstract visual qualities of commonplace things. At once abstract and hyperrealistic, this photograph is as much about the visual play of white forms on black as it is about the beauty to be found in the ordinary world.

Physical Description
Square black and white photograph depicting three smoke rings that float in the air against a black backdrop. The rings appear in a diagonal pattern, one in the lower left corner, one in the center and one in the upper right corner.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Additional Object Classification(s)

Collection Area

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black-and-white photographs
gelatin silver process
smoke (material)

1 Related Resource

Ann Arbor STEAM middle school tour 11-8-18
(Part of: Ann Arbor STEAM School Graphic Design Tour 11-8-18)

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