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Bob Fine

Bob Fine

Artist: Harry Callahan (American, 1912 - 1999)
Date: 1952 (printed before 1987)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (25.2 x 20.2 cm)
Support: 9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in. (25.2 x 20.2 cm)
Mat: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Jonathan Abrams and Fay Pfaelzer Abrams, 2013
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2013.24.5
Description
In this daring picture, Callahan creates a portrait of his friend, Robert Harold Fine, as a tiny figure being dwarfed by the looming structures around him. Fine was an architect, so buildings did indeed dominate his life. Callahan’s virtuoso handling of a print so starkly black and white is an indicator of his confidence and his mastery of the medium of photography.
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