Untitled, 1997

1997
Adam Fuss (English, born in 1961)


Dimensions

Image/Sheet: 169.5 x 126.4 cm (66 3/4 x 49 3/4 in.) Framed: 181 x 130.2 x 8.9 cm (71 1/4 x 51 1/4 x 3 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

1999.8

Medium or Technique

Photograph, photogram, unique gelatin silver print

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Water is the inspiration for Adam Fuss’s untitled work. Made without a camera, like much of his work, this unique photogram captures a fleeting and ephemeral subject on light-sensitive paper and transforms it into something else: drops cascading into a tray of water become an abstract image of silvery concentric circles. Whether Fuss’s cameraless images record snakes slithering through white powder, a child’s christening gown transparent and glowing, or ghostly columns of smoke, they are at once familiar and strange. Using early photographic techniques, Fuss creates very modern, revelatory pictures.

Inscription

Inscribed on label, verso: AF #N546 Unique

Provenance

The artist; Cheim & Read, New York; from whom purchased March 24, 1999.

Credit Line

Sophie M. Friedman Fund

Copyright

© Adam Fuss