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Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel, den der Atemhauch schafft

Dieter Appelt

(Niemegk, Germany, 1935 - )

1977 (printed later)

Gold toned gelatin silver print

20 in. x 24 in. (50.8 cm x 60.96 cm)

Knight Purchase Fund for Photographic Media

2005.16

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'Der Fleck auf dem Spiegel', seemingly simple yet profound, is one of Appelt’s only real self-portraits. By breathing on a mirror, the artist makes a mark that both signifies life and erases part of his own image (tellingly for an artist, his eye). A photograph – a reflection fixed in time – preserves this emblem of transience.

Keywords
Black and White
Contemporary Art
German
Male
Mirror