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Hindenburg with Pipe Clamps

A work made of gelatin silver prints on ortho film and pipe clamps.
© 2018 Mike & Doug Starn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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  • A work made of gelatin silver prints on ortho film and pipe clamps.

Date:

1990

Artist:

The Starn Twins (Doug and Mike Starn)
American, born 1961

About this artwork

Best known for reassembling sliced or torn photographs into larger compositions, identical twins Mike and Doug Starn have worked collaboratively since they were teenagers. Their work has been described as an attempt to make “beauty out of the junky side of photography—all that stuff lying around the floor of graphic-arts printers.” With their “pipe clamp” works, begun in 1989, the Starns print directly onto ortho film, connect each work, and bow the film to create sculptural forms: photographic assemblage in three dimensions. The tension and drama of this piece matches that of the subject: the Hindenburg disaster of 1937, when a German passenger airship exploded in New Jersey.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Starn Twins Doug and Mike

Title

Hindenburg with Pipe Clamps

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1990

Medium

Gelatin silver prints on ortho film and pipe clamps

Dimensions

139 × 89 cm (each); 139 × 186.6 × 42 cm (overall)

Credit Line

Gift of Boardroom, Inc.

Reference Number

1992.603

Copyright

© 2018 Mike & Doug Starn / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York

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