Collection Artwork
Kathy Grove (born Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1948)
The Other Series: After Man Ray
gelatin silver print
Motel Fine Arts (born New York, New York)
image size: 9 1/2 x 7 3/8 in.
paper size: 9 3/4 x 7 5/8 in.
Gift of a private collection
published in New York, New York, United States, North America
Inscribed, signed, and dated in pencil, board verso, center: 4/10 The Other Series: After Man Ray Grove 1992
Stamped in green ink, board verso, lower center: [rowhouse graphic] / PUBLISHED IN 1992 BY / MOTEL FINE ARTS / 167 SPRING STREET / NEW YORK CITY 10012 / ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.©

Object Label

In The Other Series, Grove creates photographic reproductions of renowned Western art and alters their female figures, often erasing their presence altogether. Here, Grove removes the female figure from Le Violon d’Ingres (1924), a photograph by the American artist Man Ray (1890-1976) whose title means both “Ingres’s violin” and “Ingres’s hobby.” May Ray’s photograph in turn refers to the exoticized female nudes that populate the work of nineteenth-century French painter Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres.

From the exhibition: Power Play (February 6 – April 26, 2010)

Ongoing Research

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