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Alternative:How do you like my new necklace?
Artist: Gay Block (American, born 1942)
Printer: Wendy Young (American, born 1963)
Date: 1997 (printed 2015)
Medium: pigment prints
Image (a): 22 × 17 in. (55.9 × 43.2 cm)
Support (a): 24 × 20 1/8 in. (61 × 51.1 cm)
Image (b): 22 × 17 1/2 in. (55.9 × 44.5 cm)
Support (b): 24 1/16 × 20 1/8 in. (61.1 × 51.1 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of Gay Block, 2015
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Object number: 2015.19.2ab
This self-portrait is from Block’s series Bertha Alyce: Mother exPosed, in which she uses the camera to explore her difficult relationship with her mother. She photographs herself wearing a necklace designed by the artist Agam, which her mother wore to one of Block’s exhibition receptions. The text tells the story of that night and finds the artist coming to a new interpretation of what the necklace meant to her mother, marking a turning point in her understanding of their lifetime of disconnection.
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