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Herkulesstaude (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

Herkulesstaude (Heracleum mantegazzianum)

Artist: Floris Neusüss (German, 1937 - 2020)
Date: 1997
Medium: gelatin silver print (unique photogram)
Dimensions:
Image: 41 1/2 x 39 1/2 in. (105.4 x 100.3 cm)
Frame: 44 3/4 x 42 13/16 x 1 1/4 in. (113.7 x 108.7 x 3.2 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Joyce Niemanas, 2011
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2011.22.15
Description
German artist Floris Neusüss has devoted much of his photographic career to working with the photogram process, in which objects are placed in direct contact with light-sensitive paper and then exposed to light to make a silhouetted image. He famously created a group of life-sized photogram portraits of human subjects, titled Körperfotogramms (body photograms). In this photograph, Neusüss manipulates unknown forms into a mysterious composition of exotic flora.
Not on view