Untitled (Michael and Christopher Meatyard)

Object Details

Title:

Untitled (Michael and Christopher Meatyard)

Artist/Maker(s):

Ralph Eugene Meatyard (American, 1925 - 1972, active Kentucky)

Culture:

American

Place(s):

Kentucky, United States (Place created)

Date:

1966

Medium:

Gelatin silver print

Dimensions:

16.8 x 17.5 cm (6 5/8 x 6 7/8 in.)

Copyright:

© Estate of Ralph Eugene Meatyard

Credit Line:

Gift of Christopher Meatyard and Jonathan Greene

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An optician and family man, Meatyard photographed his children, friends, and neighbors enacting dramas in the suburban backyards and abandoned buildings of Lexington, Kentucky. He often used experimental techniques, such as multiple exposures and blurred motion. Uncanny details imbue Meatyard's otherwise ordinary vernacular scenes with the qualities of a dream or supernatural vision.

Exhibitions
In Focus: Making a Scene (June 30 to October 18, 2009)
  • The J. Paul Getty Museum at the Getty Center, (Los Angeles), June 30 to October 18, 2009, (Cat.)