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Cupcake

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

Cupcake

Date: 2007
Medium: Archival digital print
Dimensions:
Frame: 28 1/2 × 28 1/4 × 1 in. (72.4 × 71.8 × 2.5 cm.)
Other (mat opening): 23 1/4 × 23 in. (59.1 × 58.4 cm.)
Image: 22 × 22 in. (55.9 × 55.9 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of Jim and Ellen Hubbell, 2020.32
Accession number: 2020.32
Classification: photograph
Label TextThis photograph takes on the chaos and humor inherent in family life. Blackmon's compositions are influenced by 17th and 18th century Dutch paintings, but presented in a hyper-focused, colorful, and carefully staged digital photography. While the images have an almost surreal stillness, they also appear to capture a moment in an unruly narrative. NEWS Jan Feb Mar Apr
SignedJulie Blackmon (l,r black ink)
InscriptionCupcake, '07 #5/25 Julie Blackmon (l,r black ink)
Edition5/25
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