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Title

Mummified bodies, near Mexico City

1969
printed 1998


Artist

Albert Tucker

Australia

29 Dec 1914 - 23 Oct 1999


About

Albert Tucker's photographs now reside in the collections of the National Library of Australia and Museum of Modern Art at Heide. Resurrected in the latter part of his life, Tucker's photographs have lead him to be called an 'accidental historian' particularly because of his documenting of fellow artists in Melbourne in the 1940s.

Tucker bought his first camera in 1939 in order to document his paintings. However he went on to photograph people and places with great enthusiasm all the while acknowledging that his interests were primarily sentimental. Tucker never saw himself as a photographer but used the images as aids for his painting. He was undoubtedly drawn to certain subjects, such as the 'Mummified Bodies...' (taken in 1969 when he was exhibiting in Mexico City) because distortion of the human form was of interest to him.


Details


Place where the work was made

Guanajuato Mexico


Dates

1969
printed 1998


Media category

Photograph


Materials used

type C photograph


Edition

1/7


Dimensions

24.8 x 36.6 cm image; 30.8 x 40.7 cm sheet


Signature & date

Signed l.r., black fibre-tipped pen "Tucker". Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Gil Docking 2003


Location

Not on display


Accession number

404.2003


Artist information

Albert Tucker

Works in the collection

12