Exhibitions/ Art Object

Untitled (Girl with Puppy Dog Eyes)

Artist:
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
Not on view
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.
Inscription: Dated and initialed in ink beneath image, BL, BR: "1996", "BR"; numbered in unknown hand on verso BLC: "5"
the artist; Gianina Braschi, New York

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