Standing Man, Standing Woman with Hat
There is something magical about a reflection in a mirror. It seems to be an accurate record of what it represents, but it is reversed left to right and is subject to manipulation and distortion. Michelangelo Pistoletto plays with the idea of reflection and the merging of art and everyday life in this work.
Figures are silkscreened on a piece of reflective stainless steel, creating permanent content for the piece. But as viewers pass in front of it, temporary inhabitants of the space—you—also appear and disappear.
- Artist: Michelangelo Pistoletto, Italian, born 1933
- Medium: Silkscreen on stainless steel
- Dates: 1980
- Dimensions: each panel: 90 5/8 x 49 1/4 in. (230.2 x 125.1 cm) (show scale)
- Collections:Contemporary Art
- Museum Location: This item is on view in Great Hall, 1st Floor
- Accession Number: 1995.198a-b
- Credit Line: Gift of Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin
- Rights Statement: © Michelangelo Pistoletto -- Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella
- Caption: Michelangelo Pistoletto (Italian, born 1933). Standing Man, Standing Woman with Hat, 1980. Silkscreen on stainless steel, each panel: 90 5/8 x 49 1/4 in. (230.2 x 125.1 cm). Brooklyn Museum, Gift of Miriam Katowitz and Arthur Radin, 1995.198a-b. © Michelangelo Pistoletto -- Fondazione Pistoletto, Biella
- Catalogue Description: Two rectangular sheets of highly polished stainless steel screened with photographic silk screen images.
- Record Completeness: Best (80%)