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From the Series "My Ghost"

Artist:
Adam Fuss (British, born 1961)
Date:
1999
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
184.9 x 123.3 cm (72 13/16 x 48 9/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2000
Accession Number:
2000.330
Rights and Reproduction:
© Adam Fuss
On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 851
With his large-scale photograms, Fuss has breathed new life into the cameraless technique that became the hallmark of modernist photographers such as Man Ray and László Moholy-Nagy in the 1920s. He created this image by blowing thick clouds of smoke over a sheet of photographic paper and exposing it to a quick flash of light. Evoking the wizardry of a medieval alchemist, Fuss fixes a permanent image of evanescence.
the artist; [Cheim & Read, New York City]

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