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It Doesn't Matter #1-3
  • Adrian Piper
    born 1948
    born: New York, New York, United States
  • It Doesn't Matter #1-3, 1975
  • The Mythic Being
  • Where object was made: United States
  • gelatin silver print, crayon
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 24 x 15.9 cm each
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 25.4 x 20.32 cm each
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 9 7/16 x 6 1/4 in each
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 10 x 8 in each
    Mat Dimensions: 20 x 36 in
    Frame Dimensions: 20 3/8 x 36 3/8 x 1 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresmen Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2000.0145.a,b,c
Label Text

Photographic triptych. In each, a male African-American character assumes an aggressive stance and expresses strong verbal statements directed at the viewer. There is significant overdrawing on all three photos, to the point of nearly obscuring the original photo. The photographic background of bookcases is most visible in the center image.