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Untitled (DeMura Shoebox Collage)

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Untitled (DeMura Shoebox Collage)

Artwork Details

Artist/Maker

Nellie Mae Rowe
American, 1900–1982

Date

before 1978

Medium

Color photographs on flattened shoebox

Accession #

2003.234

Dimensions

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Location

On View - Wieland Pavilion, Lower Level, Gallery 100

Description

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.

Credit

Gift of Judith Alexander

Image Copyright

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