[Sand with footprints, tree and fence in background]; Bishop, Michael; 1969; 198...
[Sand with footprints, tree and fence in background]About this object
Michael Bishop was an American artist who focused on creating images that challenged the viewer's perception. He was involved with the Visual Dialogue Foundation in the 1960's, was one of the first photographers to use the large 20x24" Polaroid camera, and was represented by Light Gallery, the first photography-exclusive gallery in New York. Bishop was known for manipulating his images, first using analogue techniques and then embracing Photoshop in its early days. titling himself a digital artist long before it was a common term. His work can be found in the collections of many institutions across the country.
This photograph shows an expanse of groomed sand, footprints and a long line drawn, looping back on itself, disrupting the neat horizontal lines. Beyond this is a swatch of grass, two different fences meeting near the center of the photo. A large willow tree takes up a good portion of the background. There is a box of some sort, possibly housing for wiring of some sort. Its purpose is unclear.
Mounted photographDate Made
1969Medium and Materials
Gelatin silver printInscription and Marks
verso: [ink] Michael Bishop 1969 verso: [pencil] VSW Stud Arch *3 Box #2 82:070:1 verso: [red print sale label] Michael Bishop [in pencil on label] 25Measurements
image: 19.1 cm x 19.1 cm
overall: 36.8 cm x 30.5 cm
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