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Image of Young Explorer 11526

1997.15

Artist

Frederick Sommer

Title

Young Explorer

Creation Date

1951

Century

20th century

Dimensions

8 11/16 in. x 4 7/16 in. (22.1 cm. x 11.2 cm.)

Object Type

photograph

Creation Place

North America, American

Medium and Support

gelatin silver print

Credit Line

Gift of Frederick Sommer and Pace Wildenstein MacGill Gallery

Copyright

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Accession Number

1997.15
For arranged still lifes like Young Explorer, Frederick Sommer collected found objects, laying them out in different combinations until an arrangement struck him as particularly provocative—an effect he would amplify with his poetic titles.

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