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Inscribed recto, on mount, lower left, below left image, in graphite: "EXPLODING PAINTBRUSH."; signed and inscribed recto, on mount, lower right, below right image, in graphite: "Cumming 1975."; inscribed verso, on sticker affixed to mount, upper left, in black ink: "17" [partially obscured by white linen tape]; verso, on sticker affixed to mount, upper left, in black ink: "ab" [partially obscured by white linen tape]; verso, on mount, upper left, in graphite: "#37"; verso, on mount, lower right, sideways, in graphite: "J43"
Each image: 24.6 × 19.2 cm (9 11/16 × 7 9/16 in.); Each paper: 24.9 × 19.7 cm (9 13/16 × 7 13/16 in.); Mount: 50.8 × 75.8 cm (20 × 29 7/8 in.)
Gift of Arnold and Temmie Gilbert
Extended information about this artwork
University of Missouri at St. Louis, “The Modernist Still Life— Photographed,” February 19–March 17, 1989; traveled to University of Missouri at Kansas City, April 24–May 19, 1989; University of Missouri at Columbia, June 3–July 3, 1989.
New York, The Museum of Modern Art, “The Clutter of Happenstance: Photographs by Robert Cumming,”
March 17–July 5, 1998.
Art Institute of Chicago, “Optical Delusions: Jokes, Puns and Sleights of Hand in Photography,” June 17–October 15, 2000. (Colin Westerbeck)
Art Institute of Chicago, “A Mind at Play,” June 14–September 7, 2008. (David Travis)
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