Exhibitions/ Art Object

Silk Dress Coming

Artist:
Ann Rhoney (American, born Niagara Falls, New York, 1953)
Date:
1982; printed 1987
Medium:
Gelatin silver print with applied color
Dimensions:
Image: 40.4 x 26.9 cm (15 7/8 x 10 9/16 in.)
Sheet: 50.8 x 40.6 cm (20 x 16 in.)
Frame: 61 x 50.8 cm (24 x 20 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Purchase, Twentieth-Century Photography Fund and Nion T. McEvoy Gift, 2011
Accession Number:
2011.419
Not on view
Frustrated by the distortions and expressive limitations of commercially produced color film, Rhoney uses oil paint to color her black-and-white photographs in a naturalistic style that allows for great chromatic subtlety yet fastidiously conceals its own artifice.
Inscription: Signed and inscribed in pencil, recto BL and BR: "Sally Robertson 1" and "Ann Rhoney"
the artist

Thackrey & Robertson. "[Unknown]," October 1991–November 1991.

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.

Silverman, Ruth. San Francisco Observed. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 1986.

Vienne, Veronique. "Ann Rhoney." Graphis 275 (September–October 1991).

Fineman, Mia. Faking It: Manipulated Photography Before Photoshop. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2012. no. 199, pp. 197, 246.

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