GASKELL, ANNA

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Description

Untitled
2001
Paper, cardboard and ribbon
7 1/4 x 6 x 1" CLOSED
Beginning in 1988, the Norton Family sent a limited edition Christmas gift to a wide list of friends in the art community including art institutions. Commissioned by an artist, the gift encompassed a variety of multi-media artworks including a porcelain ashtray, a printed fan, a woven blanket, a lifesaver, a dollhouse and a crazy coffee cup, all of which later became part of the Norton Family Art Projets. Anna Gaskell's Untitled two part work revives the antiquated form of the "peep show", a toy like device resembling a private, miniature theater that was popular in the 19th Centery. The peep hole reveals a scene inside a mossy well inhabited by siren-like figures gesturing toward a floating body. Looking through the reverse, the figures returns the viewer's stare. Printed on the work is PNFCP, 2001, Anna Gaskell made by interusual communications, inc. The accordian camera is housed in a green case enclosed with a white ribbon; (a) Accordian camera; (b) Case with ribbon.

Date

2001

Creator

GASKELL, ANNA
b. United States, 1969

Identifier

2020.006.002a,b

Citation

GASKELL, ANNA and b. United States, 1969, “GASKELL, ANNA,” UCSB ADA Museum Omeka, accessed October 5, 2022, http://art-collections.museum.ucsb.edu/items/show/16638.