Feather from Benjamin Franklin’s Attic

Cornelia Parker (1956 - )

photogram

1998

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  • About the work

    Cornelia Parker's "Feather from Benjamin Franklin's Attic" is a beautiful image in itself and points to wider concepts of time and place. Parker found the pigeon feather which is the subject of this photograph in the attic of Benjamin Franklin's house in London, where he stayed as American Ambassador. Like the house it came from, the feather is almost a relic, providing an entry point for us into the life of such a prominent historical figure. Parker was drawn to Franklin not only by his political activity, but also by his scientific interests.

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    Title
    Feather from Benjamin Franklin’s Attic
    Date
    1998
    Medium
    photogram
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Frith Street Gallery, June 1998
    GAC number
    17329/3