Steven Shearer

Guitar No. 5

2003
Comprising hundreds of images that Shearer culled from eBay or personal homepages, Guitar No. 5 not only documents the evershifting inventory of images available on the Internet but also portrays a virtual community of individuals invested in collective rock-star fantasies. Among the anonymous images, the artist has included photographs of himself as a teenager, proudly posing with his own guitars – an autobiographical twist to his anthropological study that affirms his own participation in the heavy-metal subculture.
Title
Guitar No. 5
Date
2003
Medium
Photograph
Materials
dye coupler print
Dimensions
180 x 286 cm
Nationality
Canadian
Credit line
Purchased 2004
Rights
© Steven Shearer
Accession number
41367

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