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Maker(s):Piper, John
Culture:English (1903-1992)
Title:Eye and Camera: Red and Black
Date Made:1967
Type:Print
Materials:Screen print on wove paper
Measurements:Mount: 25 x 33 in; 63.5 x 83.8 cm; Sheet: 22 5/8 x 30 11/16 in; 57.5 x 77.9 cm; Image: 18 15/16 x 27 3/8 in; 48.1 x 69.5 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE: recto, lwr. r. (graphite): John Piper; EDITION NUMBER: recto, lwr. l. (graphite): 58/70; STAMP: verso, lwr. r. (grey ink stamp): K [enclosed in box] | 7987
Accession Number:  UM 1979.53
Credit Line:Gift of Dr. Lewis Burrows through the Martin S. Ackerman Foundation
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst
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Description:
photo montage, image of marblized paper

Label Text:
Exhibtion label text from Faint/Hidden/Shrouded: Contemplating Obscurity (March 27-May 10, 2024):
John Piper employs photography, silhouettes, complex patterns, and contrasting colors to present duel images of a female nude. Layers of red and black pigment and flower silhouettes ground the figure as a part of, and yet removed from, her surroundings. Her body is revealed but also veiled to reflect the romanticized gaze of the artist upon his life-long partner, Myfanwy Piper. - Graduate curators: Ruthie Baker, MFA Studio Arts; Simone Cambridge, MA History of Art & Architecture; and Olivia Haynes PhD in the W.E.B. DuBois Department of Afro-American Studies, UMASS

Tags:
silhouettes; nudes; women; figures; vegetation; bricks; doublesĀ 

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