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Two Zebra Nudes

Accession Number
2011/2.159

Title
Two Zebra Nudes

Artist(s)
Lucien Clergue

Artist Nationality
French (culture or style)

Object Creation Date
2005; printed 2006

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
9 1/2 in x 13 7/8 in (24.13 cm x 35.24 cm);12 in x 16 in (30.48 cm x 40.64 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Selma and Gerald Lotenberg

Subject matter
Clergue began working with nude figures in 1956. He began periodically shooting in the United States after 1961, producing many nudes in New York, including his Zebra Nudes series. His nude figures remain anonymous as he explores themes of life, sexuality, and the universality of the human form. 

Physical Description
This image shows two cropped nude figures in front of a window, the shadows cast by the window blinds creating patterns on their skin. 

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
blinds (coverings)
daylight
nudes (representations)
shadows

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