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The Blob 4

© Jeanne Dunning

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© Jeanne Dunning

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

Jeanne Dunning

American, born 1960

The Blob 4, 1999

silver-dye bleach print and frame

Edition: 5/5

support: 37 x 48 3/4 inches (93.98 x 123.83 cm); framed: 37 1/4 x 48 3/4 x 1 1/2 inches (94.61 x 123.83 x 3.81 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Albert H. Tracy Fund, 2004

P2004:9

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Silver-dye bleach print

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Jeanne Dunning’s provocative, surreal imagery delicately shifts between sublime beauty and the grotesque. The Blob 4, eerily reminiscent of the classic 1950s science fiction film The Blob, depicts an amorphous mass that envelops a female body. This unsettling image calls to mind issues of morbid obesity or other diseases, confronting our discomfort over physical failings and what we can and cannot control. Dunning focuses primarily on the female form, but her images transcend gender, reflecting on a society obsessed with veiling bodily flaws as it aspires towards perfection.

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