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Untitled, from the Diptych Series

1999
Artist Michael Spano (American, born in 1949)


Dimensions

Image: 35 3/8 x 27 13/16 in. (90 x 70.5 cm) Sheet: 100.0 x 80.6 cm (39 3/8 x 31 3/4 in.)

Accession Number

2000.1023

Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View

Collections

Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography

Classifications

Photographs

Michael Spano’s views of contemporary New York City are created in the camera, rather than found on the street. Spano produces diptychs like this one by combining two separate exposures, taken at different times and from varying perspectives, on a single sheet of film. For this example, he juxtaposed an image of a blonde model smiling down from a billboard with another shot of a young female pedestrian squinting into the sun. Spano’s technique leads the viewer to visually combine the two halves of the picture, in the process suggesting the dynamic and fragmentary encounters typical of a busy New York intersection

Signed

Signed, l.r. in pencil: Michael Spano 99

Provenance

The artist; purchased December 2000.

Credit Line

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund for Photography

Copyright

Reproduced with permission.