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Sample 3

© 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

Sample 3, 1990

Cibachrome silver-dye bleach print face-mounted to Plexiglas and frame

Edition: 1/3

support: 18 x 15 inches (45.72 x 38.1 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

Gift of The Carol and Arthur Goldberg Collection, 2009

P2009:11

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Photographs

Work Type

Silver-dye bleach print

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

In 1990, Jeanne Dunning began a series called “Samples” that focuses specifically on bodies and food. She photographed fruits and vegetables at close range with the goal of creating images that resembling human organs or orifices. A skinned tomato, for example, is reminiscent of a swollen tumor. According to Dunning, these images, which both attract and repulse the viewer, “came out of thinking about how the body, especially our own, seems like it should be so familiar, but actually some of the simplest, most everyday aspects of our physicality are things that we ignore and deny—I was thinking that the body is surprisingly foreign and unfamiliar, even monstrous.”

Label from One Another: Spiderlike, I Spin Mirrors, March 7–June 1, 2014

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