Memento (Lag Wagon)
Christian Marclay works in several different media, including photography, video, sculpture, music, and performance. He created the images reproduced in this book by placing objects directly on the surface of paper coated with a light-sensitive chemical mixture. The resulting blue photograms reinvigorate two nearly forgotten media: cassette tapes of the 1970s–80s and the cyanotypes developed in the 1840s.
sheet: 51 1/2 × 99 in. (130.8 × 251.5 cm)
frame: 55 × 102 3/4 × 2 1/2 in. (139.7 × 261 × 6.4 cm) (show scale)
Signed and dated verso
Purchased with funds given by John and Barbara Vogelstein, Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, and bequest of Richard J. Kempe, by exchange
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Christian Marclay (American, born 1955). Memento (Lag Wagon), 2008. Cyanotype, sheet: 51 1/2 × 99 in. (130.8 × 251.5 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Purchased with funds given by John and Barbara Vogelstein, Shelley Fox Aarons and Philip E. Aarons, Stephanie and Tim Ingrassia, and bequest of Richard J. Kempe, by exchange
, 2008.72. © artist or artist's estate (Photo: Photograph courtesy of the artist, Graphicstudio/USF and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, CUR.2008.72_Will_Lytch_photograph.jpg)
. Photograph courtesy of the artist, Graphicstudio/USF and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York
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Christian Marclay. Courtesy of the artist, Graphicstudio/USF and Paula Cooper Gallery, New York.
Photograph: Will Lytch
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