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Untitled, from the Diptych Series

Artist Michael Spano (American, born in 1949)


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


Medium or Technique

Photograph, gelatin silver print

Not On View


Americas, Contemporary Art, Photography



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, l.r. in pencil: Michael Spano 99


The artist; purchased December 2000.

Credit Line

Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Fund for Photography


Reproduced with permission.