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Perfect Future, from “The Silver Edition, Volume I”

Ralph Gibson

Artwork Details

Perfect Future, from “The Silver Edition, Volume I”
Ralph Gibson
photograph on fiber paper
19 1/16 in x 13 in (48.5 cm x 33 cm)
Gift of Selma and Gerry Lotenberg

On Display

Not currently on display


Subject Matter:

Ralph Gibson is well known for publishing his photographs in book form and he created his own company, Lustrum Press, in New York City in 1969.This work is from "Déjà-Vu" (1972), one of the books that established his career as a creative photographer. "I embrace the abstract in photography and exist on a few bits of order, extracted from the chaos of reality. ["Light Years" 1996]

Physical Description:

This is a black and white photograph with an elevated point of view. It depicts a thick diagonal white line on pavement with a figure standing on the left beside it. The figure is only partially shown with a dark silhouette, but details of his shoe, placed parallel the to white line, are precise. The figure holds a long thin plank of wood at his side that mimics the diagonal white line.

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