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Artist
Cady Noland
Title
Untitled
Date
1998
Medium
unique gelatin silver film negativenegative and positive transparencies
Dimensions
Image: 11 3/4 × 9 1/2 inches (29.8 × 24.1 cm)
Tags
Photography
Credit Line
Gift of Zoë and Joel Dictrow.
Accession Number
2013.4.7
Cady Noland is an American postmodern conceptual artist. Her work examines aspects of the American cultural psyche, specifically the fascination with the failed promise of the American dream—what she calls "The American Nightmare"—including aspects of American culture she considers toxic such as social climbing, glamour, celebrity, violence, and death.

In Untitled (This Time, Nixon), Noland relies on a basic element of photography, the photographic negative, to focus her attention on and express her negative opinion of President Nixon. Noland was a teenager during Nixon’s years in office from 1969-1974. In this work, a striking yet minimal image is enough to make a statement denouncing the degradation of power and the perpetrators who hold control.