"From an Historical Anecdote about Fashion" (2000)

"From an Historical Anecdote about Fashion," 2000
Blown glass, wood, metal and glass display case, five framed digital prints
Display case dimensions: 72 x 120 x 28 inches
Digital prints: 18 x 25 1/2 inches each
Collection Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY
Photo by Tom Van
Courtesy Donald Young Gallery, Chicago

"When I think about an artwork, in its totality from the beginning, usually I’m thinking about certain ideas, a narrative, or a notion. I don’t really start making artwork until I can figure out what it looks like for the person coming upon it for the first time. How do you enter it? How do you allow somebody to come into it?"

- Josiah McElheny