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Gordon Tapper, 1:10

Artist:
Karin Sander (German, born 1957)
Person in Photograph:
Gordon Tapper (American)
Date:
1999
Medium:
ABS plastic (acryl-nitryl-butadien-styrol) from three-dimensional scan; applied color
Dimensions:
18 x 5.7 (dia.) cm (7 1/16 x 2 1/4 (dia.) in.)
Classification:
Sculpture
Credit Line:
Purchase, Jennifer and Joseph Duke and Anonymous Gifts, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.411
Rights and Reproduction:
© 1999 Karin Sander
Not on view
Sander created these Lilliputian figures by first recording her subjects in the round with sixteen digital cameras, then feeding the images into a machine designed for making models and prototypes. From this photographic matrix, the machine sprayed layers of plastic according to the shape of the person at 1:10 scale, which was then painted with an airbrush. The results are uncannily accurate portrayals of individual pose and gesture using the most modern of means-pocket doubles that refer obliquely to a possible future of clones and replicas.
[D'Amelio Terras, New York, 2000]

D'Amelio Terras Gallery. "Karin Sander, "1:10"," April 1, 2000–May 13, 2000.

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

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Photography on Photography, from the 1960s to the Present," April 8, 2008–October 19, 2008.

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