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Pleasure of Privacy: Gum

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Pleasure of Privacy: Gum

Kay Denton

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

8 in x 10 in (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)

Credit Line
Gift from the Collection of David S. Rosen MD, MPH

Subject matter
Denton often photographs young children in nature and domestic settings. She addresses themes of everyday life, identity, and childhood. Denton uses an 8x10 Phillips camera with vintage lenses, creating atmospheric, dream-like imagery. In this image a young girl lounges on a plush reclining chair, danlging a string of gum above her mouth. The photograph has a soft focus, creating an atmospheric, dreamlike quality.

Physical Description
Photograph of a young girl reclining in a plush chair in an interior space. She crosses her legs, and dangles a string of gum above her mouth.

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children (people by age group)
draperies (curtains)
gum (material)
reclining chairs
rooms (interior spaces)

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