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Untitled from the series FAIT

© Estate of Sophie Ristelhueber / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

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© Estate of Sophie Ristelhueber / Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Image downloads are for educational use only. For all other purposes, please see our Obtaining and Using Images page.

Sophie Ristelhueber

French, born 1949

Untitled from the series FAIT, 1992

chromogenic color print

Edition: 1/3

framed: 39 3/4 x 49 1/2 x 2 1/4 inches (100.97 x 125.73 x 5.72 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

George B. and Jenny R. Mathews Fund, 1997

P1997:9.2

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Photographs

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Chromogenic color print

This information may change due to ongoing research. Glossary of Terms

At the end of the Gulf War, Sophie Ristelhueber traveled to Kuwait to record the physical traces of conflict on the landscape. Entitled FAIT, the French word for "fact," the resulting series of photographs depicts trenches and tank tracks, bomb craters, dense smoke rising from blazing oil wells, and battle debris scattered across the sand from aerial and ground-level points of view. While her images at first appear abstract, closer inspection reveals the remnants of an environment transformed by war.

Label from Anselm Kiefer: Beyond Landscape, November 17, 2013–October 5, 2014

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