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Untitled (Betty Hahn and Jack Okon)

Untitled (Betty Hahn and Jack Okon)

Artist: Anne Noggle (American, 1922 - 2005)
Subject Matter: Betty Hahn (American, born 1940)
Subject Matter: Jack Okon (American, born 1944)
Date: 1987-1988
Medium: gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Support: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm)
Classification: Photograph
Credit Line: Gift of the Anne Noggle Foundation, 2016
Keywords and Associated Locations:
Object number: 2016.2.16
Description
This somber portrait is of Noggle’s friend and fellow artist Betty Hahn, posing with her brother Jack Okon. Noggle did not encourage her sitters to smile for the camera, believing it to be an automatic rather than an authentic response. In this composition, body language suggests a bond between the two siblings and their serious expressions suggest a shared emotional space. In fact, Okon was in Albuquerque to spend time with his sister after the death of her husband and both were in mourning.
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