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Obedience Training

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    United States (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Shorr, Kenneth, born 1952 (photographer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    C-type colour photograph

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

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

Physical description

A colour photograph depicting an image consisting of both photographic and painted representations of people positioned around a table. The three figures seated behind the table appear to be adults whilst the two below the table seem to be children. Each of the figures are engaged in their own activities which they are performing around the table. The background consists of abstract hand-coloured shapes conveying that the image depicts an interior scene.

Place of Origin

United States (made)


1985 (made)


Shorr, Kenneth, born 1952 (photographer)

Materials and Techniques

C-type colour photograph


Height: 28.1 cm, Width: 28 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 Kenneth Shorr, 'Obedience Training' from the portfolio '20/20', C-type colour photograph, USA, 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

Interior; Men; Children; Table




Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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