Ruby and her Sister
For nearly 60 years this carte-de-visite lay in a beautifully conserved photography album from the early 20th century. The photograph depicts two young women wearing the exact same garments was taken in a photography studio in Basel, Switzerland.
As relayed by the son of the original owner, the photo album was barely looked at during his lifetime. After acquiring this beautiful album, the artist realized the potential in the specific carte-de-visite and appropriated the found photograph by adding physical objects creating a new image with a new identity.