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Knife

© Erin Shirreff

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© Erin Shirreff

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

Erin Shirreff

Canadian, active in United States, born 1975

Knife, 2008

black-and-white inkjet print

Edition: 1/3

support: 40 x 30 inches (101.6 x 76.2 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

George Cary and Armand J. Castellani Funds, 2014

P2014:7

More Details

Provenance

the artist;
October 29, 2014, purchased by the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo

Class

Photographs
Digital prints (visual works)

Work Type

Black-and-white print (photograph)
Inkjet print

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

Erin Shirreff characterizes the works in her Knife series as portraits of sculptures that no longer exist, recordings of real things made in time and space. The photographs portray rudimentary knives, flints, and other pointy, vaguely threatening implements, all of which the artist sculpted on a small scale with modeling clay.

Label from Erin Shirreff, January 23–May 8, 2016

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