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© Erica Baum

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© Erica Baum

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

© Erica Baum

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

Erica Baum

American, born 1961

Art, 2008

color inkjet print

Edition: 3/6

sheet: 18 1/2 x 15 inches (46.99 x 38.1 cm); framed: 24 3/4 x 20 13/16 x 1 1/2 inches (62.86 x 52.86 x 3.81 cm)

Collection Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, New York

By exchange: Sherman S. Jewett Fund, Bequest of John Mortimer Schiff and Gift of Baroness Alphonse de Rothschild, 2015

P2015:2.1

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Provenance

Bureau, New York;
to private collector, London;
sold to Bureau, New York;
sold to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, April 16, 2015

Class

Photographs
Digital prints (visual works)

Work Type

Color print (photograph)
Inkjet print

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

Unaided by digital image manipulation, Erica Baum finds the extraordinary in the most mundane materials and fixes fleeting moments for posterity. For the series “The Naked Eye,” she photographed the fanned pages of mass-market paperback books, transforming text and image fragments into a chance-based visual poetry. For example, Art and Shampoo evoke enigmatic narratives related to fine art and voyeurism, but the works are derived from very literal and very mundane photographic source material: an image of Art Garfunkel and a frame from the movie Shampoo featuring Goldie Hawn. Baum’s keen aesthetic sensibility makes it difficult to discern between expectation and reality, or between poetics and pop culture.

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

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