113, from "The Silver Edition, Volume I"

Accession Number

113, from "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
Ralph Gibson is well known for his photographs published in book form and this work appeared in, "Light Strings: Impressions of the Guitar". Gibson studied and played the guitar from an early age, but decided to pursue photography. "I realized that a serious decision had to be made, a choice between photography and music. Photography had to win but that didn't mean divorcing the guitar... for the next forty years I continued to play and follow the evolution of the guitar.... I play throughout the day and still wonder how far the instrument will take me." From "Light Strings" 1-16-04

Physical Description
This black and white photograph shows a partial view of a guitar against a solid black background. It is a cropped, close-up image showing a portion of the fingerboard and upper bout.

Primary Object Classification

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Collection Area

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2 Related Resources

PAST - Guitars
(Part of: FFW Lower Level Study Cases     )

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