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Self-portrait with 100 Cans of Silly String

Self-portrait with 100 Cans of Silly String

Artist: Andrew Crooks (American, born 1982)
Date: 2007
Medium: pigment print
Dimensions:
Image: 16 11/16 x 22 15/16 in. (42.4 x 58.3 cm)
Support: 18 3/4 x 24 in. (47.6 x 61 cm)
Mat: 24 x 30 in. (61 x 76.2 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Joyce Niemanas, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.22.5
Description
Photographer Andrew Crooks has slipped into the realm of the imagination by producing playful and colorful work where action, reaction, and experimentation often take center stage. Self-portrait with 100 Cans of Silly String demonstrates a sharp contrast between object and scene as the silly string, representing the remains of a playful, unruly action, seems stagnant when draped over a bowed form and black backdrop. The artist’s depiction of himself, hidden underneath an unexpected cloak of silly string, demonstrates his ability to add humor, surprise, and intrigue in his work but thwarts the self-portrait’s reputation for revelation.
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