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Place of creation


1 box of graphic material (ca.1260 b&w negatives) : gelatin silver ; 5.5 x 5.5 cm (each negative).

Scope and content

Item is a box of 1260 black and white negatives from the series Turning (1981-1983) by Arnaud Maggs. Each roll of negatives depicts a different sitter, from the shoulders up, who rotates horizontally in one spot. The images from each 12-exposure sequence offers a different angle or view of the subject's head. Subjects include Gabor Szilasi, James Borcoman, Ann Thomas, Sam Tata, David Hlynsky, Michael Schrier, Yousuf Karsh, Mavis Gallant, Michael Snow, Christo, Richard Harrington, Lorraine Gilbert, Jackie Burroughs.

Graphic (photo)
90: Open
To be viewed with the assistance of the
Portrait Gallery of Canada
Graphic (photo)
90: Open
812 Item no. assigned by LAC 3279-3384
90: Open
Archival reference no.

Terms of use

Credit line : Library and Archives Canada, archival reference number R7959-3279 to 3384
Copyright : Arnaud Maggs
Restrictions on use : None

List of subjects included in box. 90 (Paper)

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Additional information

Custodial history
Item was purchased from Arnaud Maggs in 2005

Signatures and inscriptions
Various notes and inscriptions by the artist


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