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Lisa and Garth
Date: 1982
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Dimensions: Image (Top of diptych): 6 1/8 x 19 7/16 in. (15.6 x 49.4 cm) Paper: 7 1/2 x 19 15/16 in. (19.1 x 50.6 cm) Image (Bottom of diptych): 6 1/8 x 19 7/16 in. (15.6 x 49.4 cm) Paper: 7 1/8 x 19 15/16 in. (18.1 x 50.6 cm) Mount (with mat): 28 3/4 x 24 3/8 in. (73 x 61.9 cm)
Medium: Gelatin silver print
Credit Line: Gift of the Gang Family Fund, 2003
Description: When I first saw Garth hit Lisa, I could not believe my eyes. Instinctively, I took a picture. But when he went to hit her again, I grabbed his arm and pleaded with him to stop. He hardly noticed my presence, nor did he care that anyone was watching. This surprised me. Many years later I realize that when a man is determined to beat his wife, he will do it in front of the children, the neighbors, event the police.
Accession Number: 438.2003