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Smoke Rings

Accession Number
2009/1.471

Title
Smoke Rings

Artist(s)
Donald Sultan

Object Creation Date
2005

Medium & Support
gelatin silver print on paper

Dimensions
44 in x 54 in (111.76 cm x 137.16 cm);40 in x 50 in (101.6 cm x 127 cm)

Credit Line
Gift of the artist

Subject matter
A smoke ring and accompanying wisps of smoke float against a black background, revealing the abstract visual qualities of commonplace things. At once abstract and hyperrealistic, this photograph is as much about the visual play of white forms on black as it is about the beauty to be found in the ordinary world.

Physical Description
Square black and white photograph depicting wisps of smoke and a smoke ring that float against a black backdrop.

Primary Object Classification
Photograph

Primary Object Type
black and white print

Additional Object Classification(s)
Photograph

Collection Area
Photography

Rights
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Keywords
black-and-white photography
gelatin silver process
photographs

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