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Witch Doctor with Mask

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1984 (photographed)
    1985 (printed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Knotter, Paul, born 1952 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Gelatin-silver print on Agfa paper

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A black and white photograph depicting a portrait of a person wearing a witch doctor mask made from woven plant material and a hat made out of animal skin.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1984 (photographed)
1985 (printed)


Knotter, Paul, born 1952 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

Gelatin-silver print on Agfa paper

Marks and inscriptions

'P. Knotter, 1985'
Signed and dated in pencil on the back


Height: 50.3 cm, Width: 40.1 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 Paul Knotter, 'Witch Doctor with Mask' from the portfolio '20/20', gelatin-silver print on Afga paper, USA, photographed 1984, printed 1985

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

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


Photographic paper



Subjects depicted

Portraits; Hat; Mask


Photographs; Portraits


Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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