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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]

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