Untitled (Cactus Painted Blue)
On View: Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art, Northwest, 4th Floor
Lourdes Grobet was an art student in England in 1977 when she challenged divisions between painting and photography by using her camera to document local landscapes she dramatically altered with colorful house paint. Her professor failed her, and her Derbyshire neighbors called the police. In 1982 and 1983, still inspired, Grobet returned to this concept, siting her experiments across her Mexican homeland in Morelos, Michoacán, and Oaxaca.
Silver dye bleach photograph (Cibachrome)
image: 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (19.7 x 19.7 cm)
sheet: 9 7/8 x 8 in. (25.1 x 20.3 cm) (show scale)
Signed on lower right recto of mat: "M.L. Grobet"
Gift of Marcuse Pfeifer
© Maria de Lourdes Grobet
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Lourdes Grobet (Mexican, born 1940). Untitled (Cactus Painted Blue), ca. 1986. Silver dye bleach photograph (Cibachrome), image: 7 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (19.7 x 19.7 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Marcuse Pfeifer, 1990.119.11. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 1990.119.11_bw.jpg)
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