Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan, Untitled, from the installation Evidence, 1977

Artwork Info

Artwork title
Untitled, from the installation Evidence
Artist name
Mike Mandel and Larry Sultan
Date created
1977
Classification
photograph
Medium
gelatin silver print
Dimensions
8 in. x 10 in. (20.32 cm x 25.4 cm)
Date Acquired
1993
Credit
Collection SFMOMA
Purchase through a gift of Mary and Thomas Field, the Accessions Committee Fund and the Foto Forum Fund
Copyright
© Mike Mandel and Estate of Larry Sultan
Permanent URL
https://www.sfmoma.org/artwork/93.43.11
Artwork Status
Not on view at this time.

What happens when you take an image out of its original context? Beginning in 1975, Mike Mandel and his artistic partner in crime Larry Sultan began collecting photographs from government agencies, scientific research centers, and other public institutions. By rearranging the photographs in a distinct sequence, Mandel and Sultan invented an entirely new narrative for them, the result of which was their 1977 book Evidence.

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