[no. 4124 (fence)]; Bishop, Michael; 1976; 1984:0016:0001

From

Nathan Lyons Research Center, Visual Studies Workshop

Name/Title

[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.

Maker

Bishop, Michael

Maker Role

Photographer

Format

Photograph

Date Made

1976

Medium and Materials

Chromogenic color prints

Inscription and Marks

recto: [blind stamp] MB 76 verso: [pencil] 84:016 mat verso: [pencil] VSW stud arch B Box #2 Bishop, Michael *B622 84:016

Measurements

image: 30.2 cm x 45.6 cm
overall: 40.2 cm x 50.5 cm

Subject and Association Keywords

20th Century Photography

Subject and Association Keywords

1970s

Subject and Association Keywords

Color Photography

Subject and Association Keywords

chromogenic print

Subject and Association Keywords

fence

Subject and Association Keywords

Grass

Subject and Association Keywords

movement

Subject and Association Keywords

blur

Subject and Association Keywords

Motion

Subject and Association Keywords

bent

Subject and Association Keywords

hot

Subject and Association Keywords

wrought iron

Credit Line

Gift of Ilka Normile

Object Type

Photograph

Object number

1984:0016:0001

Copyright Licence  

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