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Chicago

A work made of collage of gelatin silver prints.
© Kenneth Josephson.

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  • A work made of collage of gelatin silver prints.

Date:

1970

Artist:

Kenneth Josephson
American, born 1932

About this artwork

Known for his influential experiments with the formal and conceptual boundaries of photography, Kenneth Josephson layers photographs within photographs, focusing on the act of image making and investigating how a photograph differs from reality. Between 1968 and 1972, Josephson began to experiment with collage and photomontage. This image belongs to a series he called “tear-offs,” in which he applied torn photographic prints over other prints and then re-photographed the result. The torn paper refers to “test strips”—a term used for sample prints made by subjecting sections of an image to different exposure times to determine the best exposure for the final print. In this case, Josephson arranged the purported test strip to resemble a piece of a building that has fallen from its original position.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Kenneth Josephson

Title

Chicago

Place

United States (Artist's nationality)

Date

Made 1970

Medium

Collage of gelatin silver prints

Dimensions

17.6 × 17.3 cm (6 15/16 × 6 13/16 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Ralph and Nancy Segall

Reference Number

1998.624

Copyright

© Kenneth Josephson.

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