The Bogeyman

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1973

Artist:

Duane Stephen Michals
American, born 1932

About this artwork

Duane Michals is a pioneer of the staged fine art photograph, in which he uses sequencing and incorporated text to construct a narrative. His orchestrated fictions engage recurring, universal themes: sex, death, love, fear, and violence. This sequence illustrates the bogeyman, a creature that provokes nighttime fears in children everywhere, in a tale that hints at deeper psychological and metaphysical questions as well.

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Photography

Artist

Duane Stephen Michals

Title

The Bogeyman

Origin

United States

Date

1973

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, on paper, numbered in black ink: "2". Edition: III/V

Dimensions

8.5 x 12.7 cm

Credit Line

National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Grant

Reference Number

1989.115.2

Extended information about this artwork

Object information is a work in progress and may be updated as new research findings emerge. To help improve this record, please email .

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