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Nashville

Artist:
Lee Friedlander (American, born Aberdeen, Washington, 1934)
Date:
1963
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
23.5 x 15.5 cm (9 1/4 x 6 1/8 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1995
Accession Number:
1995.168.2
Not on view
In the early 1960s, Friedlander made a small series of photographs of television sets while traveling across America on two Guggenheim Foundation fellowships and on editorial assignment for several popular men's magazines. The witty, often ironic pictures provide intuitive commentary on the then-new medium as "the plug-in drug"; most were made in an appropriately modern, artificial space-a motel room-which is at once bedroom, living room, and theater.
Inscription: Signed illegibly in pencil, verso, C; inscribed by artist in pencil, verso, BC: "NASVILLE - 1963 [sic]"; artist's stamp in ink, verso, C: "This photograph is not released for publication//or for commercial use of any kind. For permission//communicate with Lee Friedlander. 44 South//Mountain road, New City, N.Y. 10956.//(c) LEE FRIEDLANDER"; inscribed by Fraenkel Gallery in pencil, verso, BR: "LF.1103Y"; inscribed in pencil, verso, BR: "1-19"
Lee Friedlander; Fraenkel Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 10," August 28, 1995–November 13, 1995.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photographs: A Decade of Collecting," June 5, 2001–September 4, 2001.

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