Liliana Porter. Wrinkle. 1968

Liliana Porter Wrinkle 1968

  • MoMA, Floor 4, 413 The David Geffen Wing

This series of photo-etchings shows the gradual crumpling of a blank piece of paper—a harmless act of destruction enacted on a banal object. Rather than drawing the images by hand, Porter chose to capture them photographically, thus limiting her manual intervention. A cofounder of the New York Graphic Workshop (active 1965–70), Porter was interested in emphasizing printmaking’s conceptual possibilities over its technical attributes. Her use of sequence and humor, as well as her objective approach to materials, connect her work to the emergence of Minimal and Conceptual art in New York City, where she has lived since 1964.

Gallery label from 2020
Medium
Portfolio of ten photogravures
Dimensions
portfolio case: 17 1/2 x 14 3/4 x 13/16" (44.4 x 37.5 x 2.1 cm); sheet (each approx.): 13 5/16 x 16" (33.8 x 40.6 cm); plate (each approx.): 8 7/16 x 11 5/16" (21.4 x 28.7 cm)
Publisher
New York Graphic Workshop, New York
Printer
New York Graphic Workshop, New York
Edition
75
Credit
Latin American Fund
Object number
383.1973.1-10
Department
Drawings and Prints

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