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Now!

Artist:
Adam Fuss (British, born 1961)
Date:
1988
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
169.5 x 129.5cm (66 3/4 x 51in.) Frame: 177.2 × 137.2 cm (69 3/4 × 54 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1991
Accession Number:
1991.1127
Rights and Reproduction:
© Adam Fuss
Not on view
Fuss's outsized photogram records time and energy rather than material form. His large sheet of photographic paper, floating in a tray of water, was exposed to a bright flash of light at the very moment—Now!—when he splashed a bucket of water onto it. The plunging of the water on the paper's "landscape" and the rippling concentric waves and myriad individual droplets on the water's surface were all recorded on Fuss's sheet, but the abstract pattern seems rather to record the birth of a solar system or the splitting of atoms.
Jerry Gorovoy, New York

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