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Toe-Touch

Artist:
Vito Acconci (American, born Bronx, New York, 1940)
Date:
1969
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
22.2 x 12.7 cm (8 3/4 x 5 in.) each
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.303.2
Rights and Reproduction:
© Vito Acconci
Not on view
In this work, Acconci produced two photographs from the upper (hands over head) and lower (touching toes) extensions of his body; the results are less depictions of a scene than indices of a movement prescribed by the limits of the body in two directions.
Inscription: Signed, titled, and dated on mount beneath images: "ACCONCI", "TOE-TOUCH", "1969"; inscribed in unknown hand on dealer's mount, verso BC: "RMG# ac9710-010-0"
[Addison Thompson, New York City]; [Robert Miller Gallery, New York City]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Modern Photographs from the Collection V," June 4, 2002–December 29, 2002.

Moure, Gloria, ed. Vito Acconci: Writings, Works, Projects. Barcelona: Ediciones Polígrafa, 2001. p. 63.



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