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Zero Plus Zero Equals Zero/A Doughnut Plus a Doughnut Equals Two Doughnuts

A work made of gelatin silver prints (2).

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  • A work made of gelatin silver prints (2).

Date:

1974

Artist:

Robert Cumming
American, born 1943

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Artist

Robert Cumming

Title

Zero Plus Zero Equals Zero/A Doughnut Plus a Doughnut Equals Two Doughnuts

Origin

United States

Date

1974

Medium

Gelatin silver prints (2)

Inscriptions

Inscribed recto, on mount, lower left, below left image, in graphite: "ZERO PLUS ZERO EQUALS ZERO."; inscribed and signed recto, on mount, lower right, below right image, in graphite: "A DOUGHNUT PLUS A DOUGHNUT EQUALS TWO DOUGHNUTS / Cumming 1974."; inscribed verso, on sticker affixed to mount, upper left, in black ink: "11[?]" [obscured by white linen tape]; verso, on sticker affixed to mount, upper left, in black ink: "[illegible]" [obscured by white linen tape]; stamped and inscribed verso, on mount, along left edge, sideways, in black ink and graphite: "Crescent [stamped in black ink] J27 [inscribed in graphite] 155007 [stamped in black ink]"; inscribed verso, on mount, lower left, in graphite: "75.663.a-b"; printed and inscribed verso, on sticker affixed to mount, lower right, upside-down, in green and black ink: "2311 Cotner Avenue / Telephone: 478-5038 / CART AND CRATE [printed in green ink] / CC / 75 / 314 [inscribed in black ink] / Los Angeles 90064 [printed in green ink]"

Dimensions

19.4 × 24.6 cm (each image); 20.1 × 25.2 cm (each paper); 50.9 × 76.1 cm (mount)

Credit Line

In Chicago Portfolio Fund

Reference Number

1983.820

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