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#83, Chicago

A work made of gelatin silver print.

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  • A work made of gelatin silver print.

Date:

1950, printed later

Artist:

Yasuhiro Ishimoto
Japanese, born United States, 1921–2012

About this artwork

During his four years as a student at the Institute of Design from 1948 to 1952, Yasuhiro Ishimoto developed a sustained connection with Chicago. He crisscrossed the city’s neigh-borhoods in search of subjects, recording everyday scenes and capturing poetic, humane details of urban life. Often accompanying him on these excursions was fellow student Marvin Newman, with whom he collaborated on a film, The Church on Maxwell Street (on view in the adjacent gallery). This photograph is one of a number that Ishimoto took of North Avenue Beach on sweltering summer days.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Yasuhiro Ishimoto

Title

#83, Chicago

Place

Japan (Artist's nationality:)

Date  Dates are not always precisely known, but the Art Institute strives to present this information as consistently and legibly as possible. Dates may be represented as a range that spans decades, centuries, dynasties, or periods and may include qualifiers such as c. (circa) or BCE.

Made 1950

Medium

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions

Image: 20.3 × 20.3 cm (8 × 8 in.); Paper: 35.3 × 27.8 cm (13 15/16 × 11 in.)

Credit Line

Gift of Yasuhiro and Shigeru Ishimoto

Reference Number

1999.118

Extended information about this artwork

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