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Photograph - Big Brother

Big Brother

  • Object:

    Photograph

  • Date:

    1983

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burson, Nancy, born 1948 (Photographers)

  • Credit Line:

    Big Brother, 1983. Nancy Burson. Copyright of the photographer.

  • Museum number:

    Ph.273-1990

  • Gallery location:

    Prints & Drawings Study Room, level F, case X, shelf 909, box M

This photograph was created in 1983 close to the innovative beginnings of digital technology being use to create art works. This image is a digital compound image made up of the faces of twentieth century dictators Hitler, Stalin, Mussolini, Mao and Khomeini. The title of Big Brother referes to George Orwell's novel 1984 (first published in 1949).

Physical description

Black and white photograph showing a face, made up of a compound of faces of twentieth century dictators

Date

1983

Artist/maker

Burson, Nancy, born 1948 (Photographers)

Dimensions

Height: 30.4 cm Image size, Length: 37.8 cm

Materials

Paper

Techniques

Silver gelatin process

Collection

Prints, Drawings & Paintings Collection

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