Exhibitions/ Art Object

110 Junction

Matthew Porter (American, born State College, Pennsylvania, 1975)
2010, printed 2012
Inkjet print
81.3 x 101.6 cm (32 x 40 in.)
Frame: 88.9 × 109.2 cm (35 × 43 in.)
Credit Line:
Purchase, Vital Projects Fund Inc. Gift, through Joyce and Robert Menschel, 2012
Accession Number:
Rights and Reproduction:
© Matthew Porter
Not on view
Inspired by chase scenes in 1960s and 1970s action movies and television shows such as Bullitt, The Streets of San Francisco, and The Dukes of Hazzard, Porter’s photographs of floating muscle cars are captivatingly implausible. The vehicles are die-cast models that the artist shoots in his studio, mimicking the lighting conditions of the backgrounds into which they are inserted. Here, a 1970 Plymouth GTX hovers above a hazy streetscape near downtown Los Angeles, glinting in the late afternoon sun like a modern-day winged chariot.
Inscription: Piece is accompanied by a laminated signature card signed, titled, dated, and editioned by the artist in pencil: "[signature] // 110 JUNCTION // 2010 // AP # 2/2" [see object file]
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "After Photoshop," September 25, 2012–May 27, 2013.

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