Details

Title

Untitled (DeMura Shoebox Collage)

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe (American, 1900–1982)

Date

before 1978

Medium

Color photographs on flattened shoebox

Dimensions

18 1/2 x 13 inches

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander

Accession #

2003.234

On View

Currently not on view

Rowe used a flattened shoebox as the backdrop for a display of casual snapshots that an unidentified visitor took of the decorated interior and exterior of her home, which she called her Playhouse. The shoebox’s design sets off the visual of the patterned textiles and objects that Rowe, seen in the middle-left image, spread and hung throughout her space. In the bottom-left photograph, two of her sculptures made from chewing gum are visible, including a mustachioed cat much like Untitled (Chewing-Gum Sculpture) on view here.

Image Copyright

© Estate of Nellie Mae Rowe/High Museum of Art, Atlanta.

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