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Linnenbrink began incorporating photography into his canvases early on, placing smaller photos in a grid and layering paint on top to obscure the images beneath. “The limitation there was that I always had to deal with the grid and somehow make it so the edges where the photos met disappeared.” Blowing them up solved the problem nicely. This large-scale photograph is an old family slide, depicting the artist and his two sisters on holiday with friends in Romania in the 1970s.