Artist: Vito Acconci (American, Bronx, New York 1940–2017 New York)

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


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.