[no. 4124 (fence)]; Bishop, Michael; 1976; 1984:0016:0001
[no. 4124 (fence)]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 color photograph shows what might be a wrought iron fence, parts of it heated to a high temperature and bent out of shape. The grass background seems at odds with this mangled fence. There is motion blur across the entire image, indicative of a slow shutter speed and movement.
1976Medium and Materials
Chromogenic color printsInscription and Marks
recto: [blind stamp] MB 76 verso: [pencil] 84:016 mat verso: [pencil] VSW stud arch B Box #2 Bishop, Michael *B622 84:016Measurements
image: 30.2 cm x 45.6 cm
overall: 40.2 cm x 50.5 cm
Gift of Ilka NormileObject Type
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