Paul Graham

Untitled #46, Man in Wheelchair, Detroit, 2001

2001

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Not on display
Artist
Paul Graham born 1956
Medium
Photograph, colour, Cibachrome print, on paper mounted on acrylic glass
Dimensions
Image: 1152 x 2035 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition
Presented anonymously 2012
Reference
P13198

Display caption

Untitled #46, Man in Wheelchair, Detroit, 2001 shows a road in a poor, urban neighbourhood in Detroit, Michigan. It is possible to discern a lone figure in the deserted street – a black man in a wheelchair. This photograph is from a series titled American Night which contrasts the perfection of suburbia with the poor and marginalised communities which exist on the fringes of all that is valued by the so-called American dream, and as such are rendered all but invisible. The tiny figures in the bleached-out images emphasise their marginal status.

Gallery label, October 2013

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