Coke Wisdom O'Neal, ‘Speakerbox 1 (You Probably Think this Song is about You)’, 2016, Mixed Media, Wood, Plexiglass, Speaker, Mp3 player, Kristin Sancken
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Coke Wisdom O'Neal

Speakerbox 1 (You Probably Think this Song is about You), 2016

Wood, Plexiglass, Speaker, Mp3 player
5 3/4 × 12 × 8 1/2 in
14.6 × 30.5 × 21.6 cm
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Kristin Sancken

Handmade wooden box with inset speaker projecting sound "portrait" of scorned woman …

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Coke Wisdom O'Neal
American, b. 1972
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Photographer Coke Wisdom O’Neal likes to explore “non-traditional forms of portraiture,” wherein “the subjects are secondary to the concepts represented,” as he describes. To date this has included photographic series of ordinary New Yorkers, Ohioans, and Texans, looking tiny in a huge wooden structure he created called “the box;” nude models cramped into small glass cubes; and strangers exposed through the contents of their medical cabinets (which he photographed without their knowledge to “give the viewer a glimpse of what’s on the inside”). The artist, who was named after his grandmother, is influenced by Richard Avedon’s portraits, which he calls “environmental, without use of the an environment.”

Coke Wisdom O'Neal, ‘Speakerbox 1 (You Probably Think this Song is about You)’, 2016, Mixed Media, Wood, Plexiglass, Speaker, Mp3 player, Kristin Sancken
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Kristin Sancken

Handmade wooden box with inset speaker projecting sound "portrait" of scorned woman reading letter to ex-lover

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Coke Wisdom O'Neal
American, b. 1972
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Photographer Coke Wisdom O’Neal likes to explore “non-traditional forms of portraiture,” wherein “the subjects are secondary to the concepts represented,” as he describes. To date this has included photographic series of ordinary New Yorkers, Ohioans, and Texans, looking tiny in a huge wooden structure he created called “the box;” nude models cramped into small glass cubes; and strangers exposed through the contents of their medical cabinets (which he photographed without their knowledge to “give the viewer a glimpse of what’s on the inside”). The artist, who was named after his grandmother, is influenced by Richard Avedon’s portraits, which he calls “environmental, without use of the an environment.”

Coke Wisdom O'Neal

Speakerbox 1 (You Probably Think this Song is about You), 2016

Wood, Plexiglass, Speaker, Mp3 player
5 3/4 × 12 × 8 1/2 in
14.6 × 30.5 × 21.6 cm
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