Rineke DijkstraKolobrzeg, Poland, July 23 1992 1992

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Artwork details

Artist
Rineke Dijkstra (born 1959)
Title
Kolobrzeg, Poland, July 23 1992
Date 1992
MediumPhotograph, colour, Chromogenic print, on paper
Dimensionsimage: 1370 x 1070 mm
Collection
Tate
Acquisition Presented by the Patrons of New Art (Special Purchase Fund) through the Tate Gallery Foundation 1999
Reference
P78329
Not on display

Summary

This is a large-format colour photograph of a boy standing on a beach. He stares intensely towards the camera, narrowing his eyes against the bright midday sun. His tousled black hair and the damp sand on his feet suggest that he has recently been in the sea. He holds his arms to his sides, his fingers touching his upper thighs. The boyish narrowness of his chest contrasts awkwardly with his broadening hips, which are clad in close-fitting red swimming trunks. A smattering of acne on his nose and chin confirms the onset of adolescence. The image is formally composed… (read more)

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