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Mattress

A work made of dye imbibition print, from the series "analogue" (1998-2009); edition 2/6.
© Zoe Leonard.

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  • A work made of dye imbibition print, from the series "analogue" (1998-2009); edition 2/6.

Date:

2003/2006

Artist:

Zoe Leonard
American, born 1961

About this artwork

In this series, over the course of 11 years, Zoe Leonard documented her changing neighborhood on the Lower East Side of Manhattan; gentrification was overtaking mom-and-pop businesses at a quickening pace. Leonard also followed the trail of recycled commercial goods from these businesses to the streets of Mexico, the Middle East, and West Africa, resulting in a kind of travelogue of objects. Her choice of so-called analog tools—a 1940s Rolleiflex camera and chemically processed film, as opposed to the digital technologies then threatening to make them obsolete—is an analogue for the fate of disappearing storefronts in the age of late capitalism and globalization.

Status

Currently Off View

Department

Photography and Media

Artist

Zoe Leonard

Title

Mattress

Origin

American

Date

Made 2003–2006

Medium

Dye imbibition print, from the series "Analogue" (1998-2009); edition 2/6

Dimensions

21.8 × 21.8 cm (image, appro×.); 50.5 × 40 cm (paper, appro×.); 54.6 × 44.5 × 2.5 cm (21 1/2 × 17 1/2 × 1 in., frame)

Credit Line

Through prior purchase with Photography Purchase Fund

Reference Number

2015.102

Copyright

© Zoe Leonard.

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