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Artist:
Larry Sultan, born New York City 1946-died Greenbrae, CA 2009  Search this
Sitter:
Mr. Sultan  Search this
Medium:
chromogenic print
Dimensions:
image: 28 5/8 x 34 5/8 in. (72.7 x 87.9 cm.)
Type:
Photography-Photoprint
Date:
1988
Exhibition Label:
In Portrait of My Father with Newspaper, Irving Sultan reads the Los Angeles Times as light pours in behind him. This carefully composed portrait reveals the artist’s father almost entirely through reflections and shadows. Thin newsprint shields his body from the camera, while only a vague profile of his face is discernible on the right half of the spread.
Prompted by the discovery of a box of home movies, Larry Sultan embarked on an eight-year enquiry into his parents’ lives. He stayed in their home for weeks at a time, interviewing them about their marriage and photographing their domestic activities.
A Democracy of Images: Photographs from the Smithsonian American Art Museum, 2013
Topic:
Recreation\leisure\reading  Search this
Portrait male  Search this
Object\written matter\newspaper  Search this
Credit Line:
Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Nan Tucker McEvoy
Copyright:
© 1988, Larry Sultan
Object number:
1989.58
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Department:
Graphic Arts
Data Source:
Smithsonian American Art Museum
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/vk780c9bec8-277e-4f0e-943e-69f9e9a9eac3
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:saam_1989.58