Paul GrahamTelevision Portrait (Cathy, London) 1989

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Artwork details

Artist
Paul Graham (born 1956)
Title
Television Portrait (Cathy, London)
Date 1989
MediumPhotograph, colour, on paper
Dimensionssupport: 1090 x 890 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Purchased 1994
Reference
P77635
Not on display

Summary

Television Portrait (Cathy, London) is a large colour photograph of a woman lying on a couch. She is on her side, her head and shoulders propped against one of the sofa cushions and most of her face hidden behind her right forearm and hand. The photograph was taken in low light and with a shallow depth of field. As a result, only a narrow strip of the photograph is in focus and becomes the focal point of the image. This is the edge of the woman’s forehead and nose, her right hand and forearm, the tips of two fingers of her left hand which peep out from under her right wrist and parts of the brown sofa in the same focal plane… (read more)

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