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Mishap of Minor Circumstances

When seen from a distance, these two works appear as stop-action photographs of a bucket and chair caught mid-fall, taken from different vantage points. Looking more closely, however, it is apparent that these are props held up by string. The work is a truthful deception: a document of an illusion that makes no effort to hide its trickery.

Gift of Hallmark Cards, Inc....

1973
Gelatin silver prints
7.6 x 9.6in
2005.27.4052,4053
Text © The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2020

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Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art
Permanent collection