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Collection Art-2D Collection
Catalog Number 2015.1.13
Object Name Print
Description "Photo of Ascension de Grande Pyramide," 2014, from the portfolio "Drawn from the McClung Museum," screenprint by Fred Hagstrom. Edition: 1/30

Designed in response to McClung Museum object: 1995.2.3, Ascension de la grande Pyramide (Photograph of Travellers Climbing the Great Pyramid), 19th century, by the Zangaki Brothers.

Artist statement: My piece is based on a photograph of western women being guided up and down the steps of the pyramids in Egypt. I chose this because I am interested in how archaeology, even of the amateur variety, has affected our understanding of the world. The westerners in the photo are curious, interested travelers making a difficult trek when tourism was probably minimal and fairly rigorous. The guides make their efforts as easy as possible. It was no doubt good work for them, despite being an odd meeting of cultures. While the pyramids freeze a moment of time in stone, photographs like these do the same for a more recent era.
Title Photo of Ascension de Grande Pyramide
Date 2014
Role of Creator Artist
Creator Hagstrom, Fred
Medium ink
Material paper
Technique screenprint
Dimensions H-19.875 W-15 inches
Credit line Gift of the artist
Subjects Tourism
Grand Tour
Egypt
Colonialism
Pyramids
Screen prints
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