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[AC] Mead Art Museum at Amherst College; [HC] Hampshire College Art Gallery;
[HD] Historic Deerfield; [MH] Mount Holyoke College Art Museum; [MH SK] The Joseph Allen Skinner Museum at Mount Holyoke College; [SC] Smith College Museum of Art; [UM] University Museum of Contemporary Art at UMASS Amherst


Maker(s):Hammond, Jane
Culture:American (1950- )
Title:When You Wish
Date Made:2008 negative; 2009 print
Materials:Selenium toned gelatin silver print
Measurements:Mat: 14 in x 18 in; 35.6 cm x 45.7 cm; Sheet: 11 in x 13 15/16 in; 27.9 cm x 35.4 cm; Image: 8 15/16 in x 12 15/16 in; 22.7 cm x 32.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  REVERSE: lwr. l. (written in pencil): 5/5; lwr. ctr. (written in pencil): "When You Wish"; lwr. r. (signed in pencil): Jane Hammond / 2008
Accession Number:  MH 2009.6.2
Credit Line:Purchase with the Henry Rox Memorial Fund for the Acquisition of Work by Contemporary Women Artists

Constructed self-portrait of the artist as Elvis Presley's bride, processing arm-in-arm with him through a section of the Capuchin catacombs.

Label Text:
From the exhibtion Jane Hammond, Digital and Analog, February 1 - May 29, 2022
Snapshots, vernacular photographs, and found photography are among Hammond’s favorite source material for both analog and digital collage, as seen in When You Wish and City of New Orleans. In When You Wish, a digitally constructed self-portrait, she has deftly inserted herself and Elvis Presley into a found image. Arm-in-arm, the pair pose amidst the uncanny corpses of the Capuchin catacombs in Palermo, Sicily, in southern Italy.

City of New Orleans presents antiquities and other objects displayed against the backdrop of a vintage locomotive in an almost overwhelming array of imagery and meaning. Merging traditional photography with digital collage, the artist creates a surreal industrial scene littered with classical and religious sculpture rendered in ancient stone.

collages; tombs; marriage

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