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Quick Shift of the Head Leaves Glowing Stool Afterimage Posited on Pedestal

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Constructed in the studio, contemporary photographer Robert Cumming's conceptual images of the 1970s often take shape as pseudo-scientific presentations, witty jokes with deeply layered meanings that address our notions of perception and illusion. This example is a false diptych that purports to...

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Inscription

Titled, in graphite, below image, on mount, l. l.; Signed and dated in graphite, below image, on mount, l. r.: "Cumming 1978"

Provenance

Castelli Graphics, New York; purchased January 1990. Through funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and Richard L. Menschel, Bela T. Kelman, Judge and Mrs. Matthew Brown, Mildred S. Lee, and Barbara M. Marshall.

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by the National Endowment for the Arts and Richard L. Menschel, Béla T. Kalman, Judge and Mrs. Matthew Brown, Mildred S. Lee, and Barbara M. Marshall

Copyright

© Robert H. Cumming Jr. Living Trust / Licensed by VAGA, New York, NY

1978

Dimensions

Image: 19.7 x 24.9 cm (7 3/4 x 9 13/16 in.) Mount: 40.3 x 50.5 cm (15 7/8 x 19 7/8 in.)

Accession Number

1990.55

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

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