Adam Fuss (English, born in 1961)
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.)
Medium or Technique
Photograph, photogram, unique gelatin silver print
Not On View
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.
Inscribed on label, verso: AF #N546 Unique
The artist; Cheim & Read, New York; from whom purchased March 24, 1999.
Sophie M. Friedman Fund
© Adam Fuss