Jan 31, 2011




Kenneth Josephson

(American, 1932-)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 22.9 x 20.2 cm (9 x 7 15/16 in.); Paper: 25.2 x 20.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.); Matted: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)

Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2010.269



Josephson’s work plays with perception, here positioning depicted reality against the reality of depiction by photographing a drawing of the Tetons against the backdrop of the real mountains themselves. The ruler and hand appear to measure the mountains against their schematic, a humorous comment on the efficacy of using two-dimensional representation as a benchmark of three-dimensional reality.

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