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Creator:
Christopher Bucklow, born 1957, British
Title:

Guest, C.B. (78.96)

Date:
1997
Medium:
Cibachrome print
Dimensions:
Overall: 38 1/2 × 29 3/8 inches (97.8 × 74.6 cm)
Credit Line:
Yale Center for British Art, Gift of Ivor Braka, London
Copyright Status:
© The Artist
Accession Number:
B1998.15
Classification:
Prints
Collection:
Paintings and Sculpture
Subject Terms:
ghost | ghost -- fiction | intensity | light | lightness | male | outline | portrait | silhouette | sun spots
Access:
Not on view
Link:
https://collections.britishart.yale.edu/catalog/tms:9175
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Christopher Bucklow began his career as a curator of prints and drawings at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. In the late 1980s he quit museum work in favor of making his own art and began experimenting with painting, sculpture, and photography. In the 1990s he began creating photographs of the human body made through exposure to the sun rather than with a conventional camera and lens. Bucklow made these by tracing his models on metal foil and piercing the foil with hundreds of tiny holes. The sun was then allowed to pass through the holes when the foil was laid onto a prepared photographic paper and exposed to natural light. The result is luminous figures created from hundreds of intense bursts of sunlight. Bucklow called this series Guest and took himself as a model as well as recruiting members of his circle of friends.

Gallery label for installation of YCBA collection, 2016

20th Century Paintings and Sculpture (Yale Center for British Art, 2000-01-27 - 2000-04-30) [YCBA Objects in the Exhibition]


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