Heirs Come to Pass, 3

  • Martina Lopez, Heirs Come to Pass, 3, 1991, Smithsonian American Art Museum, © 1998, Martina Lopez, Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation, 1998.85

Exhibition Label
Most families assemble photo albums—scrapbooks brimming with the faces of relatives dimly remembered, photographs of parents looking younger than we ever knew them, or images of ourselves as children—that create a loosely assembled history. Rather than drawing on her own family’s past, however, Martina Lopez collaged pictures of anonymous individuals she found in second-hand stores into digitally created tableaux that are at once familiar and haunting. Charged with implied narratives that we can never completely understand, her images resonate with our own experiences to remind us of the complicated patterns of our lives.

Close to Home: Photographers and their Families, 2011

Title
Heirs Come to Pass, 3
Artists
Date
1991
On View
Not on view.
Dimensions
sheet, image and mount: 30 x 50 in. (76.2 x 127.0 cm.)
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Consolidated Natural Gas Company Foundation

Classifications
Keywords
  • Figure group
  • Allegory – life – family
Object Number
1998.85
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URL
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