The Silver Edition, Volume I

Accession Number

The Silver Edition, Volume I

Ralph Gibson

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
photograph on fiber paper

19 1/16 in x 13 in (48.5 cm x 33 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Selma and Gerry Lotenberg

Subject matter
This is a portfolio of photographs by Ralph Gibson created to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of his photographic career. He is well-known for his balanced compositions with strong curves, shapes and lines and photographs published in book form.
"I have investigated a lot of ideas - I love taking pictures of nothing, of ordinary objects, maybe even just the corner of a room. I love flattening and even reducing things. When I photograph flesh, I like to make it look like a stone. But, when I am photographing a stone, I like to make it look alive. I love re-contextualizing the quality of my subjects."

Physical Description
This is the title page for a portfolio of photographs, "Ralph Gibson, The Silver Edition - Volume I." Below the title line are five images of the black and white photographs contained in the portfolio.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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