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The Rail Splitter, Nigeria

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

The Rail Splitter, Nigeria

Artist: Ken Heyman (American, born 1930)
Date: 1960, printed 1971
Medium: Vintage gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Sheet: 20 × 16 in. (50.8 × 40.6 cm.)
Image: 16 × 12 1/2 in. (40.6 × 31.8 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Jeff Perry in honor of Myron and Jacqueline Blank, 2016.59
Accession number: 2016.59
Classification: photograph
In Collection(s)
SignedKen Heyman (l,r graphite)
MarksPhotograph by: Ken Heyman, 43 West 13th St., New York, NY 10011, Email: heypix@aol.com, 212-627-1090 (stamp, center verso in blue ink); three other artist stamps on verso in black ink, crossed out with pencil

Inscription7 (verso center, graphite); "The Rail Splitter", Nigeria, Most famous K.H. print 18 museum collections, Photo 1960, Print 1971 (verso u,l graphite); 8500 KH-2167.1 (verso l,r graphite)
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