Sent a letter

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Dublin Core

Title

Sent a letter

Subject

Singh, Dayanita, 1961--Catalogs
Photography, Artistic
India--Pictorial Works
Artists' Books--India--Specimens

Description

Similar to the artist's books that will come later, this is a collection of small black and white photo journals of the artist's travels in India. Each book is made with a specific person in mind, either one she had made the journey to be with or one that was on her mind on her travels. Singh makes two copies of the diary; one for her friend and one that remains with her as part of her "kitchen museum". This work contains 7 of those diaries: Allahabad; Bombay; Calcutta; Devigarh; Padmanabhapuram; Varanasi; Nony Singh. The text running around outside of box reads: Sent a letter / to my friend / on the way he dropped it. Someone came and picked it up and / put it in his pocket. The Nony Singh journals is an albumn of photographs taken by the artist's mother, Nony Singh.

Limited edition, edition size unknown.

Creator

Singh, Dayanita, 1961-
Sen, Aveek

Publisher

Steidl
Göttingen, Germany

Rights

These materials may be protected under copyright law and may only be used for educational, teaching, and learning purposes. If intended use is beyond these purposes, it is the sole responsibility of the user to obtain the appropriate copyright permissions.

Format

Structure/Folds: accordion fold, clamshell box.

Dimensions: 7 volumes; 16 x 10 x 8 cm (box), 14 x 9 x 1 (volume closed), lengths range from 180 to 243 cm (volume open)

Type

artists' books (books)

Coverage

Twenty-first century (dates CE)

Date Created

2007

Medium

The original object was photographed with a NIKON D300 digital camera at 300 ppi as a JPEG file format. The JPEG file was then modified in Adobe Photoshop.
Photographer Marie A. Andrews
5 total views: front view, interior view

Citation

Singh, Dayanita, 1961- and Sen, Aveek, “Sent a letter,” Seattle Art Museum Libraries: Digital Collections, accessed February 18, 2020, https://samlibraries.omeka.net/items/show/1476.