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Title
Laundromat/Locomotion (Walking without trousers) LL 08
Artist
Steven Pippin
Date
1997
Dimensions
each 30 × 30 inches
Materials
black-and-white contact prints
Location
Not on view

Object Details

Type
Photographs (Photographs)
Accession Number
1998.110.1-.12
Edition
1/5
Inscriptions
on the reverse of all twelve images BR attached label “Laundromat Locomotion-Walking without Trousers Photograph No. (1-12) of 12 Edition 1/5”
Physical Description
photographs taken of a man walking with no pants on, using laundry machines as cameras and developing tanks
Printer
N.A.
Credit Line
T. B. Walker Acquisition Fund, 1998

object label Steven Pippin, Laundromat/Locomotion (Walking without trousers) LL 08 (1997) Walker Art Center, 2000

Steven Pippin has earned an international reputation over the last decade for his projects that have converted a wide range of everyday objects (truck trailers, toilets, and even entire buildings) into low-grade photographic cameras. His work combines precision engineering with the experimental fervor of the amateur photo bug. In this series, a washing machine becomes the camera, and the artist is the subject. In an age of high-tech digital photography, color photocopiers, and the Internet, Pippin’s works provide a cautionary and melancholy reminder of the origins of photography and capture some of the wonder that this medium inspired in the minds of its first viewers.

Pippin’s work was first shown at the Walker Art Center as part of the 1995 exhibition “Brilliant! New Art from London.

Label text for Steven Pippin, Laundromat/Locomotion (Walking without trousers) LL 08 (1997), from the exhibition State of the Art: Recent Gifts and Acquisitions, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, July 22-October 8, 2000.

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