Sam Francis

Untitled, 1984

106.7 X 73 inch

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What is Magnum Photos?

What is Magnum Photos?

Magnum Photos was a photographic co-op based in New York and founded by four photographers in 1947. The organization gave photographers freedom to record what they had seen of the human condition with compassion. The organization has an historical image library of world events.

Artwork by Martine Franck
Body Print

Depending on the artist's intention, body print may be executed in different ways that include smearing of grease or margarine on the skin, hair and clothes or by pressing oneself against a piece of paper then dust the oiled imprint with the pigment on the ground. The artist's body acts as the common printing plate, the "body print" however, does not work or act as a self portrait. It rather explores 2 competing identity conceptions.

Queer aesthetics

Queer aesthetics is the term used for art which has homosexual or lesbian images related to the 1980s politics of identity and gender issues; following the AIDS crisis and feminist movement. Notable works include photography of people of ambiguous gender by artist Nan Goldin.

Lettrism

Lettrism is an art form which uses letters, words and symbols to create an artwork. The art form was popularized in the 1950s in America, but was established in 1940s Paris. Lettrisme is the French spelling of the movement, and the French word for letter.

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