Larry Sultan, ‘My Mother Posing for Me from Pictures of Home’, 1984, Phillips

Signature: Titled, dated, numbered 4/10 by Kelly Sultan, Executor, in ink and Estate of Larry Sultan stamp on an accompanying label.

Sultan, Pictures from Home, p. 109
Sultan, Katherine Avenue, p. 41
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Larry Sultan: Here and Home, pp. 90-91
Galassi, Pleasures and Terrors of Domestic Comfort, p. 106
Bussard, So the Story Goes, frontispiece, p. 115
Hirsch, The Familial Gaze, pl. 3
Silberstein, Mapping Jewish Identities, p. 68

Private Collection, New York

About Larry Sultan

Conceptual photographer Larry Sultan is widely known for his “Evidence” series (2004), completed in collaboration with Mike Mandel: a collection of repurposed documentary images from the image banks of government institutions, scientific research facilities, and police departments. Reinterpreted for the purposes of institutional critique, Sultan selected surreal and disturbing images of private industrial spaces and inscrutable experiments and scientific procedures. Uncaptioned and void of any accompanying commentary, Sultan intended the simple action of decontextualizing these images to foreground the role of the photographer in shaping and potentially manipulating of the truth. Deeply influenced by West Coast Conceptualism, Sultan spent his entire career exploring the boundaries of different photographic genres, often deliberately obscuring the line between the documentary and the fictional.

American, 1946-2009, New York, New York, based in Los Angeles, California