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Untitled

Accession Number
1996/2.41

Title
Untitled

Artist(s)
Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Artist Nationality
American (North American)

Object Creation Date
1966

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
7 5/16 in x 6 15/16 in (18.57 cm x 17.62 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of Two Friends of the Museum

Subject matter
In this photograph, a young man, cloaked in black, holds a shard of glass as a mask over his face. The left half of the glass reflects light, appearing opaque and brilliantly lit, while the right half is translucent, revealing a distorted image of the man's bespectacled face underneath. He stands in a corner, two walls covered in penciled graffiti rise from his side and behind him.

Physical Description
A photograph of the bust of a young man, cloaked in black, holding a reflective shard of glass in front of his face. He stands in front of a wall of graffiti.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
Figures
boy
boys
face masks
glass
glass (material)
graffiti
modern and contemporary art
portraits

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