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Avocado
Date: 1970
Dimensions: image (flush): 9 in. x 7 3/16 in. (22.9 x 18.3 cm) mount: 9 x 7 3/16 in. (22.9 x 18.3 cm) mat: 20 x 16 in. (50.8 x 40.6 cm)
Medium: gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Director's Fund Purchase
Label Text: A simple fruit becomes a dramatic graphic statement with the seed’s dark circle contrasted against light-colored flesh. Without the distraction of color, the high contrast of this black and white image emphasizes the symmetrical form of the cut avocado. Handelsman was an instructor at the KIA from 1967 through the 1980s, exhibited widely in Michigan, and established a commercial studio in Kalamazoo.
Object Number: 1970/1.18
Currently not on view