Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
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Artist: Peter Campus, American, born 1937

Untitled

1974

9 color instant prints (Polaroid SX-70)

Object: 27.9 x 26.7 cm (11 x 10 1/2 in.); Framed: 30.5 x 29.2 cm (12 x 11 1/2 in.)
The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, a joint initiative of the Trustees of the Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection and the National Gallery of Art, with generous support from the National Endowment for the Arts and the Institute for Museum and Library Services
2009.67.6

<P>From the exhibition <EM>Many Things Placed Here and There: The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection at the Yale University Art Gallery</EM>:</P>
<P>Before moving to New York in the 1960s to pursue a career in filmmaking, Peter Campus studied ex&shy;perimental psychology at Ohio State University. As an artist, Campus brings together these two aspects of his background, using video and photography to explore themes of identity, psychology, and the relationship be&shy;tween viewer and artwork, often employing portraiture to probe emotional and spiritual states. Here, Campus presents direct, close-up images of his own face display&shy;ing a deadpan expression, photographed with different intensely colored filters. The resulting work evokes feelings of dread, anxiety, boredom, and longing.<BR></P>

Culture: 
American
Period: 
20th century
Classification: 
Works on Paper - Photographs
Status: 
Viewable by appointment
Bibliography: 

Dana Gioia et al., The Dorothy and Herbert Vogel Collection: Fifty Works for Fifty States, exh. cat. (Washington, D.C.: National Endowment for the Arts, 2008), 52, no. 26.

“Acquisitions 2009,” Yale University Art Gallery Bulletin (2009): 183.

Note: This electronic record was created from historic documentation that does not necessarily reflect the Yale University Art Gallery’s complete or current knowledge about the object. Review and updating of such records is ongoing.

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