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Jim the Mime
  • Rene Gelpi
    active: United States
  • Jim the Mime, 1973
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 27.9 x 35.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 11 x 14 in
    Mat Dimensions: 19 x 14 in
  • Museum purchase
  • Not on display
  • 1973.0145

Black-and-white, knee-length portrait of a man dressed as a mime. He is seated and facing toward the viewer. His head is tipped toward his proper left shoulder and his face is painted white with darker decorations on his cheeks and around his eyes. He is wearing a black hat, a black, long-sleeved shirt, and dark jeans with suspenders. He is wearing white gloves, and his hands are in his lap, crossed at the wrists.