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Light Bulb 00050C from the series Color Polaroid

Amanda Means (American, born 1945). Light Bulb 00050C, 2001. Diffusion transfer print, edition 4/5; 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 61 cm). Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York; Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2003 (P2003:4.2). © 2001 Amanda Means 

© Amanda Means

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© Amanda Means

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

© Amanda Means

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

Amanda Means

American, born 1945

Light Bulb 00050C from the series Color Polaroid, 2001

dye diffusion transfer print

Edition: 4/5

sheet: 20 x 24 inches (50.8 x 60.96 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Sarah Norton Goodyear Fund, 2003

P2003:4.2

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Inscriptions

edition notation / back, lower center / 4/5
inscription / back, lower center / Light Bulb 00050C 2001
signature / back, lower center / Amanda Means

Class

Photographs

Work Type

Dye diffusion transfer print

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

The recurring focus of Amanda Means’s artistic practice has been an attempt to capture the light and energy inherent to her subjects, from flowers and leaves to light bulbs. Means shot each light bulb in her “Color Polaroid” series, to which Light Bulb 00010C and Light Bulb 00050C belong, with a 20 x 24–inch large-format Polaroid camera, one of only five the company produced. By turning her camera on industrial light bulbs, she renders metaphysical subjects of light and energy conventional and accessible, while retaining the ethereal and self-generative aesthetic that characterized her early work with natural materials. 

Label from The Swindle: Art Between Seeing and Believing, May 26–October 28, 2018

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