{ "objects" : [ { "embark_ID" : 19823, "URL" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Objects-1/info/19823", "Disp_Access_No" : "2012.45.1/6-6/6", "_AccNumSort1" : "", "Disp_Create_DT" : "1995", "_Disp_Start_Dat" : "1995", "_Disp_End_Date" : "1995", "Disp_Title" : "We went to the tailor together...", "Alt_Title" : "", "Obj_Title" : "We went to the tailor together...", "Series_Title" : "", "Disp_Maker_1" : "Ken Aptekar", "Sort_Artist" : "Aptekar, Ken", "Disp_Dimen" : "228.6 cm x 152.4 cm (90 in. x 60 in.)", "Disp_Height" : "228.6 cm", "Disp_Width" : "152.4 cm", "Dimen_Extent" : "Installed", "Medium" : "Oil on wood with sandblasted glass and bolts", "Support" : "", "Disp_Medium" : "Oil on wood with sandblasted glass and bolts", "Info_Page_Comm" : "After Bronzino (1503-1572), Portrait of a Young Man, and Luis Eugenio Melendez (1716-1780), Portrait of the artist holding a life study TEXT: We went to the tailor together. I had only dreamed of Mr. Randazzo cutting me a suit out of glen plaid worsted, or aquamarine shantung, like the ones he made my dad. No matter that all I really wanted was a plain black three-button model with side vents, cut from a lightweight wool that wouldn’t itch. I knew that who I was would change more from wearing the suit than from turning 13. That’s when you become a Man, they said. I couldn’t wait to grow as tall as my brothers; I longed for the day my face would look like it did when I sucked in my cheeks. I lift the suit out of its zippered bag, slip into the luxurious fabric, and rise to my feet in front of the assembled congregation. Stepping up to the microphone, I aim the silver pointer in my trembling hand at the words of the Torah. I take a breath. Now tall and handsome, I am singing in my perfect suit. ", "Dedication" : "Blanton Museum of Art, The University of Texas at Austin, Gift of Cindy and Howard Rachofsky, 2012", "Copyright_Type" : "", "Disp_Obj_Type" : "painting", "Creation_Place2" : "American", "Department" : "American and Contemporary Art", "Obj_Name" : "", "Period" : "", "Style" : "", "Edition" : "", "Curator" : "", "Images": [ { "ImagePath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/images/2012.45.1-6_6-6.tif", "ThumbnailPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Thumbnails/2012.45.1-6_6-6.tif", "PreviewPath" : "https://webkiosk.gallerysystems.com/Media/Previews/2012.45.1-6_6-6.tif", "IIIF_URL": "http://iiif.gallerysystems.com/2012.45.1-6_6-6.tif", "IsPrimary" : "0", "_SurrogateID" : "9610", "Image_Type" : "Digital image", "Photo_Credit" : "", "Remarks" : "Photo obtained from donor.", "View" : "" } , ] }, ] }