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Maker(s):Gowin, Emmet
Culture:American (1941-)
Title:Butchering - Near Chatham, Virginia
Date Made:1970 negative; 1972 print
Materials:Gelatin silver print
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 16 in; 35.6 cm x 40.6 cm; Mount: 12 11/16 in x 14 5/8 in; 32.2 cm x 37.1 cm; Sheet/Image: 8 in x 9 15/16 in; 20.3 cm x 25.2 cm
Narrative Inscription:  SIGNATURE/TITLE/DATE: recto, ctr. l. (graphite): emmet gowin BUTCHERING-NEAR CHATHAM, VIRGINIA 1970; DATE: verso, lwr. l. (graphite): Print 1972
Accession Number:  UM 1978.58
Credit Line:Purchase with funds from the UMass Alumni Class of 1928 and a National Endowment for the Arts Museum Purchase Plan Grant
Museum Collection:  University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst

Exterior farmyard view of three men dressed in work clothes butchering a dead pig that is laying on the ground. The nearest man looks directly at the photographer while the other two are at work. Another dead pig hangs by it's feet to the left with it's belly cut open. The image is masked around the edges to frame the scene within a blurry-edged black circle that crops the right and left sides.

animals; swine; exterior; men; farmers; farms

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