Senga Nengudi, American, b. 1943 R.S.V.P. Fall 1976, 1976/2017 Nylon mesh, sand, and pins 41 × 19 1/2 × 2 1/2 in. (104.1 × 49.5 × 6.4 cm) Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gift of Irving Stenn, Bernard I. Lumpkin and Carmine D. Boccuzzi, and Jackson Tang in honor of Naomi Beckwith, 2017.17
Short A black-and-white photograph of two men shaking hands is mounted to a light-colored piece of wood.
Long A black-and-white photograph with white borders is affixed to a small wood board with photo corners. The photo shows a scene in a supper club or restaurant. It features two fair-skinned, dark-haired men in suits standing, shaking hands. The man on the left holds a small box and the man on the right extends his left hand to receive it. In the foreground, two seated, light-skinned people with long dark glossy hair look up at the men from their table. The two men look directly at us. A date stamp reading "JAN 3 1968" appears in the bottom border of the photo. The ends of two knotted leather cords emerge above and below the photo on the left side of the wooden board, seemingly binding the board like a book cover. A signature reading "Edward Ruscha" appears on the board in blue ink below the image, and the initials "B.A.B." are signed and underlined in black on the wood above the mounted photograph.