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Dan Graham «Homes for America»
Dan Graham, «Homes for America», 1965
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 Dan Graham
«Homes for America»

Since 1965 Graham has shot photographs of typical one-family homes in ordinary American suburbs. These photographs were premiered in 1966 as a slide show in the exhibition «Projected Art» at Finch College Museum of Art, New York. That same year Graham designed his photo-text article «Homes for America» which addressed the issue of such row houses as a new form of urban living. In this work, designed as a magazine article, Graham examined the potential variations in style and color of serial housing. Originally the work was to be published in a major magazine like Esquire. At the end of 1966, a mutilated version was published in Arts Magazine. The accompanying text was given priority and most of the photographs cut. In the sixties Graham saw the medium of the magazine as an appropriate forum for the presentation of his works, which were situated outside the established art institutions. In his photographs, Graham intentionally ignores certain techniques and uses standard, cheap color prints, like a «photo journalist.»