Physiognomien [2]

A work made of chromogenic print, artist proof 2/2 from an edition of 3 + 2 artist proofs.

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  • A work made of chromogenic print, artist proof 2/2 from an edition of 3 + 2 artist proofs.

Date:

1972/73, printed 2008

Artist:

Jürgen Klauke
German, born 1943

About this artwork

Appearances can be deceiving. Jürgen Klauke’s important early performance piece explores the fluidity of gender and sexuality, and his choice of materials extends this subversion of expectations. Playing with costume, makeup, and pose, Klauke challenges the signs that traditionally define gender identity. Similarly, the pictures appear to be black-and-white photographs but were in fact printed on color paper. Over time, the dyes that form the image might degrade, altering the work’s current gray tonality and creating unwanted casts of color. To avoid this, conservators keep Klauke’s prints in cold storage, with color photographs.

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Photography

Artist

Jürgen Klauke

Title

Physiognomien [2]

Origin

Germany

Date

1972–1973

Medium

Chromogenic print, artist proof 2/2 from an edition of 3 + 2 artist proofs

Dimensions

60 × 50 cm (image); 60.2 × 50.2 × 2.8 cm (frame)

Credit Line

Restricted gift of Deirdre F. McBreen

Reference Number

2018.136b

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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