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Title

For Balthus

1969

Artist

Duane Michals

United States of America

1932 –

Alternate image of For Balthus by Duane Michals
Alternate image of For Balthus by Duane Michals
Alternate image of For Balthus by Duane Michals
Alternate image of For Balthus by Duane Michals
Alternate image of For Balthus by Duane Michals
Alternate image of For Balthus by Duane Michals
Alternate image of For Balthus by Duane Michals
  • Details

    Date
    1969
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    nine gelatin silver photographs, vintage
    Edition
    2/25
    Dimensions
    9 photographs each: 8.4 x 12.8 cm image; 12.1 x 17.9 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. sheet [i], ink "Duane Michals ...". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Edron Pty Ltd - 1996 through the auspices of Alistair McAlpine
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    1039.1996.a-i
    Copyright
    © Duane Michals. Courtesy Pace/MacGill Gallery, New York

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    Artist information
    Duane Michals

    Works in the collection

    2

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  • About

    Michals goes against the idea of photography as a direct record of reality and instead aims to represent intangibles such as dream, imagination, death, time, myth and spirit. He poses philosophical questions graphically following in the tradition of painters such as Magritte and de Chirico. Michals, self taught in photography, started to work freelance for 'Vogue' and other magazines in 1958. He began to photograph series in the 1960s, adding captions to further illustrate his ideas in the 1970s, believing that artistic expression is more important than the autonomy of the single photographic image.

    'The things that interest me were all invisible, metaphysical questions: life after death, the aura of sex - its atmosphere rather than the mechanics - these are things you never see on the street. So I had to invent and make these situations to express and explore these things.' Duane Michals, August 1985

  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 2 exhibitions

  • Bibliography

    Referenced in 1 publication

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