Collection Artwork
Duane Michals (born McKeesport, Pennsylvania, 1932)
untitled [from Homage to Cavafy]
1978
gelatin silver print
paper size: 8 x 10 in.
mat size: 16 7/8 x 13 3/8 in.
The Jack Shear Collection of Photography at the Tang Teaching Museum
2015.1.474.1
4/25
Inscribed, lower center, directly below image: When he was a young man, it was impossible that / he might grow old. Now that he is old, he cannot / remember ever having been young.
Signed and numbered, lower center: Duane Michals 4/25
Inscribed in pencil, verso, center, upside down: 55478 / C1-4A / 55178 / 6 [in circle]

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Joseph Cermatori on Touching Feeling with C.P. Cavafy and Duane Michals
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Pattern by Atlan Arceo-Witzl ’18
Inspired by the exhibition Other Side: Art, Object, Self
The Tang Pattern Project celebrates the Museum’s 20th anniversary. Organized by Head of Design Jean Tschanz-Egger, past and current Tang Design Interns created patterns inspired by the Museum’s exhibition and event history.