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Paige Pinnell (from the series The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards)

Mike Mandel, Paige Pinnell (from the series The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards) 1975, photo-offset lithography, 3 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. Collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art. Gift of Joseph Traugott and Laurel Wallace, 2015 (2015.27.3) © Mike Mandel

Paige Pinnell (from the series The Baseball-Photographer Trading Cards)

Artist: Mike Mandel (American, born 1950)
Subject Matter: Paige Pinnell (American, 1944 - 2017)
Artist: Mike Roberts
Date: 1975
Medium: photo-offset lithography
Dimensions:
Image: 3 1/8 × 2 3/16 in. (7.9 × 5.6 cm)
Support: 3 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (8.9 × 6.4 cm)
Classification: Graphic
Credit Line: Gift of Joseph Traugott and Laurel Wallace, 2015
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2015.27.3
Description
In 1975, Mandel created a set of 134 cards featuring photo artists, critics, historians, and curators. These were packaged in random groups of ten cards with bubble gum, requiring those who sought a complete set to trade cards with one another. The artist says that he conceived the project as a commentary on how the fine-art photography community was becoming part of the larger art world and consumer culture as a whole. From a distance of forty years, the cards now represent the icons of twentieth-century photography, including prominent figures associated with the medium in New Mexico.
Quotation by Artist on the verso of the card reads as: Photography and Baseball are two of my most favorite American sports. I remember that one of the first times that I used a camera was to photograph my tiny-mite baseball team with my new Kodak Brownie. During the game, our catcher, going back for a foul ball, stepped on my Brownie and cleated it to pieces. He missed the catch, but my film was O.K.!
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