Green Drapes 1

A work made of chromogenic print.
© James Welling.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print.

Date:

2000

Artist:

James Welling
American, born 1951

About this artwork

James Welling is associated with the artists of the Pictures Generation (a group that also includes Cindy Sherman and Richard Prince, among others), who have investigated photography as a field with a specific history that is simultaneously the broad basis for all visual representation in our time. In 1981 Welling began photographing drapery in connection with his early experiments with photographic abstraction, and he has often returned to this subject throughout his career. Green Drapes evokes the curtain’s many historical uses in theater, painting, and studio portraiture, while also emphasizing its sensuous physicality and near flatness.

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Photography

Artist

James Welling

Title

Green Drapes 1

Origin

United States

Date

2000

Medium

Chromogenic print

Dimensions

24.8 × 19.7 cm (9 3/4 × 7 3/4 in., image, sight); 36.2 × 28.6 × 2.5 cm (14 1/4 × 11 1/4 × 1 in., frame)

Credit Line

Photography Gala Fund

Reference Number

2010.287.1

Copyright

© James Welling.

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