Gary Nickard after H. Phelps Clawson, Felucca and Flapper, ca. 1980-81; gelatin silver print, printed from one of H. Phelps Clawson's 1930 nitrocellulose negatives on modern Agfa Portriga paper, 6 x 8 ¾ inches (frame: 13 x 15 inches); Gift of Gary Nickard and Patty Wallace, 2004
Gary Nickard stated: "I made it back in 1980-81 when I was printing a bunch of Clawson negatives for the UB Anthropology Department. It is printed from one of his nitrocellulose negatives on modern Agfa Portriga paper (hence the warm tone); as for me signing it, I can no longer recall my intention, I certainly wouldn’t sign it today - back then I was a rabid postmodernist of the Sherrie Levine school so in that spirit let's label it as an appropriation in the manner Levine would: By Gary Nickard after H. Phelps Clawson. That is sure to piss of more than a few folks - so be it ;)
H. Phelps Clawson was an archeologist and curator of Anthropology at the Buffalo Museum of Science.