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Arnaud Maggs' "Joseph Beuys, 100 Profile Views" (1980) is a composite of the famous German artist: it consists of 100 head and shoulder views taken in profile and in sequence. The process of making this series involved a considerable length of time in which the subject was required to hold his pose. As we begin to realize this, the photographs take on a temporal dimension quite different from the photographic instant usually integral to the photographic image. Maggs' arrangement of photographs is influenced by Carl Andre's "Steel Piece" (1967).