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Identification and Creation
Object Number
2006.9.1-16
People
Mel Bochner, American (Pittsburgh PA 1940 -)
Title
Dispersed Perspective (One-Point) R.W.B.
Classification
Photographs
Work Type
photograph
Date
1967?
Culture
American
Persistent Link
https://hvrd.art/o/312562
Physical Descriptions
Medium
Spray lacquer on gelatin silver print cut into 16 parts and mounted on Masonite, and graphite on wall
Technique
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions
overall: 80 x 80 in. (203.2 x 203.2 cm)
each panel: 10 x 10 in. (25.4 x 25.4 cm)
Provenance
Mel Bochner, New York, New York, sold; to Harvard University Art Museums, 2006.
Acquisition and Rights
Credit Line
Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Purchase through the generosity of Martin and Deborah Hale, Carol and Sol Lewitt, Markus Michalke, Gabriella De Ferrari, Arthur M. Cohen, Kenneth L. Freed, Nancy B. Tieken, and the Richard Norton Memorial Fund in honor of Linda Norden
Copyright
© Mel Bochner
Accession Year
2006
Object Number
2006.9.1-16
Division
Modern and Contemporary Art
Contact
am_moderncontemporary@harvard.edu
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Descriptions
Description
Dispersed Perspective (One Point): R. W. B. is a striking, multi-part wall work that comprises mounted, colored photographs picturing portions of a perspectival grid, placed within another, non-perspectival grid, drawn in pencil on the wall. The work culminates a series of constructed photographic works that Bochner made in 1967 as part of an investigation described as "demonstrating by proxy the disparity... between the idealized Renaissance 'construction' of perspective and the 'reality' of how we see it."
Publication History

Scott Rothkopf, Mel Bochner photographs, 1966-1969, Harvard University Art Museums and Yale University Press (U.S.) (Cambridge, MA and New Haven, CT, 2002), Fig 16

Exhibition History

Nominally Figured: Recent Acquisitions in Contemporary Art, Harvard University Art Museums, Cambridge, 06/08/2006 - 02/25/2007

32Q: 1100 60’s Experiment, Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, 10/13/2016 - 04/07/2017

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