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American Lives 1

1991 (made)
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72 Polaroid prints assembled in the red, white and blue design of the American flag.

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Materials and Techniques
72 Polaroid prints, mounted on board
Brief Description
American Lives 1, 72 polaroid prints by Barbara Nessim, 1989
Physical Description
72 Polaroid prints assembled in the red, white and blue design of the American flag.
  • Frame width: 1310mm
  • Frame height: 960mm
Gallery Label
Barbara Nessim: An Artful Life (V&A, 2013; Bard Graduate Center Gallery, 2014-15) American Lives 1 1989 In 1987 Nessim began to create a series of artworks based on the flags of various countries. She used a Commodore Amiga computer to redraw images from her sketchbooks, then printed them using a Polaroid camera system. The individual images were then arranged to form each flag. 72 Polaroid prints, mounted on board Museum no. E.70-2013
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record createdNovember 23, 2012
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