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Kenneth Josephson, Washington, D.C., 1975, 1975

Images of Kenneth Josephson, Washington, D.C., 1975

The Washington Monument and its smooth reflecting pool are centered in this black-and-white photograph. An arm extends, holding a card with cut-outs that match the shape of the monument's obelisk.
  1. Long This black and white photograph centers on the Washington Monument and smooth reflecting pool that reflects and inverts the monument. On the left side of the frame, an arm extends, holding a horizontally-oriented card against the sky to the left of the monument. A cut out in the bottom center of the card matches the shape and size of the peak of the obelisk; the top of the card extends upward as the positive mirror of the negative cutout below.
Kenneth Josephson, American, b. 1932
Washington, D.C., 1975, 1975
Gelatin silver print
Matt: 16 × 20 in. (40.6 × 50.8 cm)
Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Illinois Arts Council Purchase Grant, 1980.12
Photo: Nathan Keay, © MCA Chicago