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Fine and Decorative Arts: Day 1

Wed, Sep 23, 2020 11:00AM EDT
Lot 206

JoAnn Verburg Missing Children Photograph

Estimate: $400 - $600

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JoAnn Verburg (b. 1950). Photograph titled "Missing Children," 1988. Chromogenic print. In an interview for the Walker Art Center magazine that was published on September 11, 2012, Verburg said in relation to this photograph, "my first photo that included text. This piece [showing a breakfast table set with food and a milk carton bearing the images of two missing children] is life-size, with part of the table in the foreground. There’s a sense of presence that you’re there at the table, that it is your—the viewer’s—presence. As you look at the picture, it’s your time. You’re breathing the same air as is in this photograph. I really like that. If that does work, that’s a really important part—that present moment of the gallery, and the present moment of the photograph getting confused a little bit, the boundarylessness of that. Beyond that, there’s this tension represented by what’s on the milk cartons. In the collection of the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York
Sight; height: 15 1/2 in x width: 23 1/4 in. Framed; height: 20 in x width: 27 3/4 in. Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.

Please contact us for a detailed condition report. Please note that the lack of a condition statement does not imply perfect condition. Email condition@revereauctions.com with any condition questions.