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One and Three Photographs [Ety.]

One and Three Photographs [Ety.]

Location: not on view


Kosuth is regarded as one of the most significant artists to champion conceptualism, which values the idea of an artwork over the physical object itself. In this work, Kosuth compares three different ways to present information, represented by an etymological dictionary definition of photograph, a photograph by Linda Butler of the nearby Peter B. Lewis building designed by Frank Gehry, and a life-size photograph of Butler’s photograph. Kosuth’s groundbreaking work presciently questions what it means for any image to be an “original” and whether this distinction influences a picture’s meaning.
  • Cleveland Museum of Art. The CMA Companion: A Guide to the Cleveland Museum of Art. Cleveland: Cleveland Museum of Art, 2014. Mentioned and reproduced: P. 117
  • Main Gallery Rotation (gallery 229): May 20, 2009 - September 11, 2009.
  • {{cite web|title=One and Three Photographs [Ety.]|url=false|author=Joseph Kosuth|year=1965|access-date=16 June 2024|publisher=Cleveland Museum of Art}}

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