(British, b. 1961)
Plate: 59.7 x 96.5 cm (23 1/2 x 38 in.); Framed: 73 x 109.9 x 4.4 cm (28 3/4 x 43 1/4 x 1 3/4 in.)
© Adam Fuss
Alma Kroeger Fund 2018.297
To distract himself from a romantic breakup, Adam Fuss decided to make the world’s largest daguerreotype.
This depiction of the Taj Mahal—a monument to a lost love—was produced in 2014 but is based on an 1864 view by British photographer John Murray. Fuss scanned and photoshopped Murray’s paper negative to produce his own homage to a lost love, using one of the oldest photographic processes, the daguerreotype. It is Fuss's monument to his lost love, Allegra.
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