Why Have There Been No Great Hologram Artists?
|Louise Bourgeois, untitled, 2014. Getty Museum|
Are holograms art? The question reprises are photographs art? The reception of holograms has been volatile. In 1992 New York's Museum of Holography closed after a 16-year run in the cultural capital of record. The closure was blamed on anemic fundraising and existential concerns about the status of holograms as photography and/or art. The following year the museum's 1500-piece collection was acquired by the MIT Museum, Cambridge, Mass. The MIT collection includes the first laser hologram and documentary material by Dennis Gabor, the Daguerre of holography.
|Bruce Nauman, First Hologram Series: Making Faces (F), 1968|
|Salvador Dalí, Portrait of Alice Cooper's Brain, 1973|
|Ed Ruscha, The End, 2017. Getty Museum|