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Untitled (Girl with Puppy Dog Eyes)

Bradley Rubenstein (American, born La Grange, Illinois, 1963)

Date:
1996
Medium:
Inkjet print
Dimensions:
Image: 19.4 x 12.7 cm (7 5/8 x 5 in.) Sheet: 23.2 x 17.8 cm (9 1/8 x 7 in.)
Classification:
Prints
Credit Line:
Gift of Giannina Braschi, 2004
Accession Number:
2004.480
Rights and Reproduction:
© Bradley Rubenstein
  • Description

    In the mid-1990s, amid debates concerning new developments in cloning, genetic engineering, stem-cell research, and interspecies tissue grafting, Rubenstein created a provocative series of photographs in which he digitally inserted dogs’ eyes into school yearbook portraits of children. Merging two paragons of cuteness—kids and puppies—into unsettling hybrids, the artist offers an eerie forewarning of the transgressive potential of genetic manipulation.

  • Signatures, Inscriptions, and Markings

    Inscription: Dated and initialed in ink beneath image, BL, BR: "1996", "BR"; numbered in unknown hand on verso BLC: "5"

  • Provenance

    the artist; Gianina Braschi, New York

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