Golf

  • Raphael Montañez Ortiz, Golf, 1957, 16mm film, black and white, sound; 01:59 minutes, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2011.30.1, © 1957, Raphael Montañez Ortiz

Exhibition Label
Raphael Montañez Ortiz appropriates 16mm “newsreel” footage describing, as the title indicates, the game of golf. Whereas golfers are encouraged to sink a small white ball into a hole, the artist intervenes in the game, punching large holes directly into the film stock. The result presents bold, white circular voids in the image and asserts the artist’s presence.


Watch This!: Revelations in Media Art, 2015
Title
Golf
Artist
Date
1957
Location
Not on view
Dimensions
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment

Mediums Description
16mm film, black and white, sound; 01:59 minutes
Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure male
  • Occupation – sport – golf
Object Number
2011.30.1
Palette
Linked Open Data
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