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Piranesi State 1
  • Lothar Osterburg
    born 1961
    born: Braunschweig, Federal Republic of Germany (present-day Germany)
  • Piranesi State 1, 2008
  • Where object was made: United States
  • photogravure on Somerset Soft White
  • Image Dimensions Height/Width: 55.9 x 40.6 cm
    Image Dimensions Height/Width: 22 x 16 in
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 68.6 x 50.8 cm
    Sheet/Paper Dimensions: 27 x 20 in
    Mat Dimensions: 32 x 24 in
  • Museum purchase: Helen Foresman Spencer Art Acquisition Fund
  • Not on display
  • 2010.0071
Label Text

A view of intricate dungeon/prison scene with spiraling stair cases, chains, and barred windows. Toward the top of the image we see a vaulted ceiling connecting to the pillars. On the bottom of the image we see a staircase on the right hand side. This image is based off of Piranesi and his etchings. This piece is created from a photo of an intricate, hand-constructed model/miniature.