Nov 27, 2019

body object series #14 • megaphone

body object series #14 • megaphone

1988

Ann Hamilton

(American, b. 1956)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 10 x 10.1 cm (3 15/16 x 4 in.); Paper: 25.2 x 20.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)

The Severance and Greta Millikin Purchase Fund 2019.235

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Born in Lima and a longtime resident of Columbus, Ohio, Ann Hamilton has received many honors including the National Medal of the Arts and a MacArthur Fellowship.

Description

The body object series was Ann Hamilton’s first photographic project. Conceived and staged by the artist, these images are surrealist and absurdist, and sometimes humorous, with strong roots in conceptual, performance, and installation art. The sense of touch is a prevalent theme. Hamilton’s imagery may be personal, but the images are universal in their evocation of the body as a receptor of sensation.

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