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45495 Seated Figure in Profile, from the portfolio Dreamers

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Marsha Burns, 45495 Seated Figure in Profile, from the portfolio Dreamers, 1978/1980, gelatin silver print, Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Fund, © Marsha Burns, 2012.22.1c

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Title

45495 Seated Figure in Profile, from the portfolio Dreamers

Artist

Marsha Burns (American, born 1945)

Date

1978/1980

Medium

gelatin silver print

Edition

41/60

Dimensions (H x W x D)

image/sheet: 9 in x 7 in

Inscriptions & Markings

signature: Marsha Burns, black ink, lower right on backing board

Collection Area

Photography; Northwest Art

Category

Books, Portfolios, and Manuscripts

Photographs

Object Type

photograph

Culture

American

Credit Line

Museum Purchase: Contemporary Art Fund

Accession Number

2012.22.1c

Copyright

© Marsha Burns

Terms

gelatin silver prints

photographs

Description

Seattle-based painter Burns originally used photography to create sequential imagery during the 1970s. The camera became her primary tool, and the human form her main subject. The Dreamers photographs consist of enigmatic figures posed in unusual settings. Although likely influenced by earlier sequences, Burns treated each Dreamers image as a unique work, explaining, "Each subject was approached as one formal element among a complement of others—glass, mirrors, changing light."

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