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Laura Larson (American, b. 1965) | The Monuments of Paris, 1998 | 2000.125

The Monuments of Paris

Laura Larson (American, b. 1965). The Monuments of Paris, 1998. Gelatin silver print; 50 x 40 in. (127.0 x 101.6 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Anonymous Gift, 2000 (2000.125) © Laura Larson 1998

There are many types of art—photographs, film, and video—in the exhibition Spies in the House of Art. I found several of the works in this exhibition quite amusing and a little strange. I was particularly interested in The Monuments of Paris by Laura Larson because it looks at first glance like a conventional tourist photograph. When I looked closer, however, I realized that the couch in this photograph is the only real object; the background is a mural. This photograph was taken at Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia.

For fun, I decided to draw all of the objects in the photograph as if they were three-dimensional. I used colored markers to create the work below.

Emily. Remake of The Monuments of Paris, 2012

Department: Photographs
Tags: Laura Larson

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