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Jessica Lange, American, b. April 20, 1949
Mexico (24), 1992-2008
Gelatin silver print on paper
17 1/4 in. x 12 in. (43.82 cm x 30.48 cm)

Object Type: Photography
Technique: Photography
Credit Line: Purchase made possible by the Marjorie Thompson Burgeson ('50) Bequest
Accession Number: 2010.8.1

Alternate Title: 2010.8.1

"While Lange considers her photographic work to be far removed from her film career, the pictures produced do have an appropriately cinematic quality to them. Her images of Mexico, demonstrated in Mexico (24) and Mexico (26) swell with a quiet stillness, a sense of arrested time [...] Mexico (24) also plays with the idea of framing, as well themes of emergence and recession. In it, two children stand in a doorway; one melts into the shadows while the other, a young girl in a white dress, stares impassively out at the viewer. One has the sense that at any moment, she too could step back and be lost in the gloom of the interior. Located in the center of the photograph, the position of the children is emphasized by the multiple frames of the door, the simple wall ornamentation, and the confines of the photo itself."

By Kelly Boyd, Academic Year Wilson Intern, FA 2010


Signed: Jessica Lange

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