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Prostate needle biopsy
[Hair Above Normal]
Inkjet print from color negative and flatbed scan
22 x 28 in (Dimensions variable)
Provided by the artist - Karl Baden
On September 29th, a few years ago, I went for my annual physical. My doctor told me I was in great shape. His words to me as I left his office were: "Whatever it is you're doing, keep it up!"
One month later, I was diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer.
"These inkjet prints are from the series 'A Hair above Normal', a document of my year of treatment for prostate cancer. Each image contains the raw material of photographs, scans of ephemera from my treatments, and transcribed text from journal entries or recorded conversations with medical practitioners and family members." (Karl Baden, May 20, 2007)