Description

    VERNON FISHER (American, b. 1943)
    Space-Time (diptych), 1978
    Photographs on laminated paper
    Each panel: 23-1/2 x 23-1/2 inches (59.7 x 59.7 cm)
    Inscribed lower right: Copyright 1978 Vernon Fisher

    PROVENANCE:
    Delahunty Gallery, Dallas (label verso)
    Barbara Gladstone Gallery, New York
    Private collection (acquired from the above)


    EXHIBITED:
    Dallas, Delahunty Gallery, 1979
    New York, Barbara Gladstone, 1981
    New York, Charles Cowles Gallery, Descent of Man, March 13 - April 12, 2008

    NOTE:
    Text reading:
    I was waiting for Ann when an old man chewing tobacco and wearing cowboy boots came shuffling up. He wore Goodwill pants and had the pants legs stuffed down inside the boots. He leaned up against the wall beside me. We leaned back with one foot on the ground and one food back against the wall. I think he might have been a bum. "Time and space is a real mystery," he announced matter-of-factly. "In fact, the distances of deep space are so immense that from the nearest star - it takes over four years for the light from there to reach the Earth. Four years," he repeated. He squinted over at me to see if I were paying attention. "That's a long way, all right," I said. "They call those Light Years," he said. He spat in the dirt beside his foot and swept the spot over with the toe of his boot. "We're really not seeing the stars at all, but just their light from years ago. We don't even know for sure that they're still there or not," he chuckled. He seemed delighted with this information. He looked back over at me. "That's really amazing," I said. "The farther you see out into deep space," he continued, "the farther you see back in time. They call that Space-Time. He paused for a moment as if gathering himself for some important disclosure, leaned over to me as if he were sharing a secret. I could see the bright red veins in his cheeks. "They say if you had a telescope powerful enough, you could see back to the beginning of time." He peered intently at me as if caught in the wake of his revelation, then as the wake spread and weakened, his gaze faltered and he turned away. He stared straight ahead at the wall opposite, into the deep space of some unformed emotion. I began to wonder what happened to Ann. She said that she would only be a second.




    Condition Report*:

    In excellent condition, not examined out of frame. Framed Dimensions 28 X 52 Inches

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