Follow the Queen

Frank Majore (American, born 1948)
Inkjet print
Image: 50.8 x 61 cm (20 x 24 in.)
Frame: 57.2 x 67.3 cm (22 1/2 x 26 1/2 in.)
Credit Line:
Collection of the artist
Not on view
Majore’s densely layered photographs of the 1980s cunningly evoke the color-saturated world of glossy magazines and consumer advertising. Rather than using scissors and paste, Majore devised an elaborate process involving studio setups, slide projections, and multiple exposures to combine images inside the camera. Follow the Queen, the sum of a dozen separate exposures on a single sheet of color film, mimics the sultry allure of advertisements for luxury goods, making the point that consumer desires are as malleable as photographic images themselves.
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. 198, pp. 196, 246.