Zoe LeonardTree + Fence, 6th St. (Close-up) 1998, printed 1999

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Zoe Leonard (born 1961)
Tree + Fence, 6th St. (Close-up)
Date 1998, printed 1999
MediumPhotograph, gelatin silver print on paper
Dimensionsimage: 262 x 178 mm support: 298 x 214 mm frame: 382 x 298 x 39 mm
Acquisition Purchased using funds provided by the 2005 Outset / Frieze Art Fair Fund to benefit the Tate Collection 2006
Not on display


Tree + Fence, 6th St. (Close-up) and Detail (Tree + Fence) (P79207) are from a series of photographs of trees growing into fences that Leonard took in New York in 1998, collectively entitled the Tree + Fence pictures. As its title suggests, P79208 shows a close-up view of a tree trunk which has grown around and partially swallowed a section of iron railings. Leonard’s photograph focuses on a section towards the trunk’s base where it has come up against the horizontal bar from which the railings extend upwards. On the left side of the image a small section of this bar is visible attached to the thicker bar at the railings’ edge… (read more)

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