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I Look Just Like My Daddy

Cass Bird


Through her photographs, Cass Bird asserts the positive existence of people who push the perceived boundaries of gender. In this way she suggests a world that is Whitmanesque in rejecting society’s restrictions. In this photograph, taken on a rooftop in Brooklyn, Bird’s friend Macaulay stares out from under a cap emblazoned with the words “I Look Just Like My Daddy.” Macaulay’s gender is ambiguous. Her cap’s proclamation is likewise ambiguous—perhaps it is true, or perhaps it is an ironic statement of an expectation that will never be realized.
MEDIUM Chromogenic print
DATES 2004
DIMENSIONS 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm)  (show scale)
CREDIT LINE Gift of the Prints and Photographs Council and the Robert A. Levinson Fund
MUSEUM LOCATION This item is not on view
CAPTION Cass Bird (American, born 1974). I Look Just Like My Daddy, 2004. Chromogenic print, 40 x 30 in. (101.6 x 76.2 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of the Prints and Photographs Council and the Robert A. Levinson Fund, 2005.40.1. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Brooklyn Museum, 2005.40.1_PS2.jpg)
EDITION Edition: 2/5
IMAGE overall, overall, 2005.40.1_PS2.jpg. Brooklyn Museum photograph, 2008
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