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Avalon Theatre, Catalina Island

Artist:
Hiroshi Sugimoto (Japanese, born Tokyo, 1948)
Date:
1993
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
42.2 x 54.1 cm (16 5/8 x 21 5/16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 1996
Accession Number:
1996.105.1
Rights and Reproduction:
© Hiroshi Sugimoto
Not on view
Despite the bright white screen and empty auditorium, Sugimoto's photograph is about presence rather than absence. The light-both on the screen and softly reflecting throughout the hall-is the light of a movie projected during the artist's hour-and-a-half exposure.
Inscription: Blind stamp on print, recto, below image, BC: "AVALON THEATRE"; BR: "19/25 251"; signed and inscribed in pencil on mount, recto, BR: "Avalon theatre Catalina Island 1993 Hiroshi Sugimoto 19/25 251//HS.384.X"
Fraenkel Gallery

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Indexing the World," May 25, 2004–September 19, 2004.

Orenstein, Nadine M., Jeff L. Rosenheim, and Stephen C. Pinson. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin: A Centennial Album: Drawings, Prints, and Photographs 74, no. 3 (Winter 2017). p. 42, back cover.



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