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Exhibitions/ Art Object

The Other Series (After Man Ray)

Artist:
Kathy Grove (American, born 1948)
Date:
1990–92
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 23.8 x 18.4 cm (9 3/8 x 7 1/4 in.) Frame: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Charina Foundation Inc. Gift, 2010
Accession Number:
2010.562
Rights and Reproduction:
© Kathy Grove
Not on view
In the late 1980s Grove, an artist who supports herself as a professional photo retoucher, began seamlessly altering images of famous works of art, using bleach, dyes, and airbrush to remove the female figure from each image and leaving the rest of the scene intact. Her cunning excisions mimic the process by which art historians, echoing the culture at large, have erased the achievements of actual women while enshrining Woman as a blank screen upon which the ideas and desires of both artist and viewer are projected. If photographs are presumed to represent the truth, Grove’s pictures remind us to ask: Whose truth?
[The artist]

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," October 10, 2012–January 27, 2013.

National Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," February 17, 2013–May 5, 2013.

Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. "Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop," June 2, 2013–August 25, 2013.

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 203, pp. 202, 257.



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