Broken Paint Figure

A work made of gelatin silver print, from the portfolio "sequence 15" (1959).

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print, from the portfolio "sequence 15" (1959).

Date:

August 1959, printed 1959/60

Artist:

Minor White
American, 1908–1976

About this artwork

Minor White was a significant figure in 20th-century photography not only as an artist, but also as an editor (he co-founded Aperture magazine), curator (at George Eastman House), and teacher (at the Rochester Institute of Technology, the San Francisco Art Institute, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology). He was greatly influenced by Alfred Stieglitz’s concept of “Equivalents”—in which a photograph not only depicts a subject but also serves as a metaphor for emotions and the photographer’s inner state—as well as Zen philosophy. Interested in “things for what else they are,” White found compelling pictures in the abstract or banal.

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Artist

Minor White

Title

Broken Paint Figure

Origin

United States

Date

Made 1959

Medium

Gelatin silver print, from the portfolio "Sequence 15" (1959)

Dimensions

12.1 × 24.2 cm (image/paper); 40.7 × 51 cm (mount)

Credit Line

Photography Gallery Fund

Reference Number

1960.251

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