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Silk Dress Coming

Artist:
Ann Rhoney (American, born Niagara Falls, New York, 1953)
Date:
1982; printed 1987
Medium:
Gelatin silver print with applied color
Dimensions:
Image: 40.4 x 26.9 cm (15 7/8 x 10 9/16 in.) Sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.) Frame: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Twentieth-Century Photography Fund and Nion T. McEvoy Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.419
Not on view
Frustrated by the distortions and expressive limitations of commercially produced color film, Rhoney uses oil paint to color her black-and-white photographs in a naturalistic style that allows for great chromatic subtlety yet fastidiously conceals its own artifice.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil, recto BL and BR: "Sally Robertson 1" and "Ann Rhoney"
the artist

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