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A negative is formed when millions of exposed crystals are converted to silver metal by the developer

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1982 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Brown, Gillian, born 1954 (maker)
    Brown, Gillian, born 1954 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver prints mounted on card

  • Museum number:

    E.1253-1991

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 1014

Physical description

A photograph depicting a woman sitting in an arm chair. Above the woman, on the wall, hangs a landscape picture. To the right of the woman there is a side table beneath which a cat is sitting.

Place of Origin

United States (made)

Date

1982 (made)

Artist/maker

Brown, Gillian, born 1954 (maker)
Brown, Gillian, born 1954 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver prints mounted on card

Marks and inscriptions

'Figs. 1 and 2'
Mount lettered with

Mount lettered with the title

'Gillian Brown'
Signed in pencil

Dimensions

Height: 17.4 cm, Width: 22.7 cm

Object history note

This print is from the portfolio '20/20', published in an edition of 58 (of which this is number 56) with catalogue, by the Department of Art, Dickson Art Center, University of California (UCLA), April 1985. The portfolio was devised to contain work by students who had completed the graduate photography programme at UCLA within the last twenty years. It was co-ordinated by Graham Howe and Jack Butler and designed by Karen Bowers with the catalogue introduction by Robert F. Heinecken. The other artists included in the portfolio are Gillian Brown, Jack Butler, Jo Ann Callis, Judy Coleman, Darryl J. Curran, John Divola, William Doherty, Sidney Doniger, Robbert Flick, Jeff Gates, Graham Howe, Paul Knotter, Victor Landweber, Kenneth McGowan, Philip Melnick, Patrick Nagatani, Karen O'Hearn, Pat O'Neill, Sheila Pinkel, Scott Rankin, Kenneth Shorr and Elfie Wilkins-Nacht.

Descriptive line

Photograph by Gillian Brown, 'A negative is formed when millions of exposed crystals are converted to silver metal by the developer' (from Manual Photography Manual) from the portfolio '20/20', gelatin-silver print, USA, 1982

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Victoria and Albert Museum Department of Prints, Drawings and Paintings Accession Register for 1991

Materials

Photographic paper

Techniques

Gelatin-silver

Subjects depicted

Mug; Woman; Armchair; Cat; Table

Categories

Photographs; Portraits; Interiors

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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