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Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island

Artist:
Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, born Tokyo, 1948)
Date:
1993
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
42.2 x 54.1 cm (16 5/8 x 21 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.105.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© Hiroshi Sugimoto
Not on view
Despite the bright white screen and empty auditorium, Sugimoto's photograph is about presence rather than absence. The light-both on the screen and softly reflecting throughout the hall-is the light of a movie projected during the artist's hour-and-a-half exposure.
Inscription: Blind stamp on print, recto, below image, BC: "AVALON THEATRE"; BR: "19/25 251"; signed and inscribed in pencil on mount, recto, BR: "Avalon theatre Catalina Island 1993 Hiroshi Sugimoto 19/25 251//HS.384.X"
Fraenkel Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indexing the World," May 25, 2004–September 19, 2004.

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