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Chicago (88-4-214), 1988

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$5,000
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Hand-signed by artist
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Kenneth Josephson
American, b. 1932
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Kenneth Josephson's conceptual photography experiments with playful illusion to explore and question his medium. Josephson was a graduate among the first generation of photography candidates from the Illinois Institute of Design. A student of such masters as Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, and Minor White, Josephson went on to teach for 35 years at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he routinely taught the "Introduction to Photography" course as it inspired him to continue experimentation. In his well known image New York State (1970), Josephson pictured his own outstretched arm holding a photograph of a ship superimposed over an ocean horizon. À la René Magritte's "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" (The Treachery of Images, 1928-29), the image is a reminder that regardless of how real a two-dimensional image may appear, it is still merely an illusion.

Kenneth Josephson, ‘Chicago (88-4-214)’, 1988, Yancey Richardson Gallery
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Kenneth Josephson, ‘Chicago (88-4-214)’, 1988, Yancey Richardson Gallery
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About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Hand-signed by artist
Frame
Not included
Kenneth Josephson
American, b. 1932
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Kenneth Josephson's conceptual photography experiments with playful illusion to explore and question his medium. Josephson was a graduate among the first generation of photography candidates from the Illinois Institute of Design. A student of such masters as Aaron Siskind, Harry Callahan, and Minor White, Josephson went on to teach for 35 years at the Art Institute of Chicago, where he routinely taught the "Introduction to Photography" course as it inspired him to continue experimentation. In his well known image New York State (1970), Josephson pictured his own outstretched arm holding a photograph of a ship superimposed over an ocean horizon. À la René Magritte's "Ceci n'est pas une pipe" (The Treachery of Images, 1928-29), the image is a reminder that regardless of how real a two-dimensional image may appear, it is still merely an illusion.

Chicago (88-4-214), 1988

Gelatin silver print
16 × 20 in
40.6 × 50.8 cm
Edition of 25
This is part of a limited edition set.
$5,000
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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