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Kannon-ni (from the series Tape-estries)

Patrick Nagatani, Kannon-ni, 2008, chromogenic print, masking tape, archival enhancing medium, 49 × 29 × 2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Museum purchase, 2015 (2015.12) Photo by Blair Clark © Patrick Nagatani Estate.

Kannon-ni (from the series Tape-estries)

Artist: Patrick Nagatani (American, 1945 - 2017)
Date: 2009
Medium: chromogenic print, masking tape, archival enhancing medium
Dimensions:
Image: 45 7/8 × 27 1/2 in. (116.5 × 69.9 cm)
Frame: 47 5/8 × 29 1/8 × 2 in. (121 × 74 × 5.1 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Museum purchase, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.12
Description
Nagatani has been working on his Tape-esty series since 1983. The process begins with a color photograph to which he selectively applies masking tape, often covering the whole surface in the translucent material. This translucency is appropriate to his subject, the Buddhist bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (known as Kannon in Japanese Buddhism), who is associated with compassion and salvation.
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