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Maker(s):Cole, Willie
Culture:American (1955 - )
Title:Man, Spirit, Mask (triptych)
Date Made:1999
Materials:Man - photo etching, embossing and hand colortint on medium thick, moderately textured, cream-colored paper; Spirit - screenprint with lemon juice and scorching with hand applied heat gun on medium thick, moderately textured, white paper; Mask - photo etching and woodcut on medium thick, moderately texxtured, cream-colored paper
Place Made:United States
Measurements:sheet: 39 1/4 in x 26 3/4 in; 99.7 cm x 67.9 cm
Narrative Inscription:  inscription in pencil at lower left of Man: R.I., signature and date in pencil at lower right of Mask: Willie Cole '99
Accession Number:  SC 2014.38.2
Credit Line:Purchased with the Dorothy C. Miller, class of 1925, Fund
Museum Collection:  Smith College Museum of Art

Tryptich, three framed prints forming one artwork. Left print (Man): close-up of black man's face decorated with the pattern of dots found on the hot surface of a clothes iron; Center print (Spirit): image of clothes iron burned onto page; Right print (Mask): clothes iron seen from above abstracted to resemble a mask. Anti-racism, African American art

African American; race; ceremonies

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