Sarah Hobbs explores the world of phobias and aspects of erratic human behavior in her constructed environments. Untitled (Eggs) is one of a number of works by the artist that focus on an obsessive gathering of selected objects. Here the viewer is drawn into the image by the seeming perfection of the eggs, which on closer examination reveal extensive flaws and cracks. Because the objects are presented approximately life-size, they relate directly to human scale, but humans are eerily absent from this photograph and similar works by the artist.
Gift of Mrs. Edwin De T. Bechtel, Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam, by exchange
This item is not on view
Sarah Hobbs (American, born 1970). Untitled (Eggs), 2004. Chromogenic photograph, 48 x 60 in. (121.9 x 152.4 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Mrs. Edwin De T. Bechtel, Mrs. Frederic B. Pratt, and Mr. and Mrs. William A. Putnam, by exchange
, 2005.9.2. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2005.9.2.jpg)
overall, 2005.9.2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2005
"CUR" at the beginning of an image file name means that the image was created by a curatorial staff member. These study images may be digital point-and-shoot photographs, when we don\'t yet have high-quality studio photography, or they may be scans of older negatives, slides, or photographic prints, providing historical documentation of the object.
© Sarah Hobbs
The Brooklyn Museum holds a non-exclusive license to reproduce images of this work of art from the rights holder named here.
The Museum does not warrant that the use of this work will not infringe on the rights of third parties. It is your responsibility to determine and satisfy copyright or other use restrictions before copying, transmitting, or making other use of protected items beyond that allowed by "fair use," as such term is understood under the United States Copyright Act.
For further information about copyright, we recommend resources at the United States Library of Congress
, Cornell University
, Copyright and Cultural Institutions: Guidelines for U.S. Libraries, Archives, and Museums
, and Copyright Watch
For more information about the Museum's rights project, including how rights types are assigned, please see our blog posts on copyright
If you have any information regarding this work and rights to it, please contact email@example.com
If you wish to contact the rights holder for this work, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
and we will assist if we can.
Not every record you will find here is complete. More information is available for some works than for others, and some entries have been updated more recently. Records are frequently reviewed and revised, and we welcome
any additional information you might have.