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Grand Coulee Dam, Douglas County, WA

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In Shibata's Grand Coulee Dam, the dam itself, while powerfully present, is scarcely visible. Water flows over an immense surface in converging streams and columns, its inexorable rush in tension with the massive structure that holds it back. The vertiginous view is intentionally disorienting,...

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Inscription

Verso, stamped in blk ink, ctr: Photo & Print by; and signed in pencil: T. Shibata Verso, in pencil, l.r.: 4/10 Verso, stamped in black ink: (c) Toshio Shibata

Provenance

The artist; Laurence Miller Gallery, New York; from whom purchased March 24, 1999.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by John and Olivia Parker

Copyright

© Toshio Shibata

1996

Dimensions

Image: 92.4 x 114.9 cm (36 3/8 x 45 1/4 in.) Sheet: 104.5 x 128.9 cm (41 1/8 x 50 3/4 in.) Framed: 114.3 x 134 x 5.1 cm (45 x 52 3/4 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

1999.9

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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