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Maker(s):Matthew, Annu Palakunnathu
Culture:American (born England, 1964 - )
Title:War Paint from An Indian from India, Portfolio I
Date Made:2001
Type:Photograph
Materials:inkjet on medium weight, smooth, cream-colored Legion Concorde Rag paper (10/15)
Measurements:sheet: 11 7/8 in x 19 in; 30.2 cm x 48.3 cm; image: 8 3/4 in x 14 1/4 in; 22.2 cm x 36.2 cm
Accession Number:  SC 2017.29.4.4
Credit Line:The Meredith S. Moody Collection. Gift of Hiram Moody and Sarah Goulard, class of 1967
2017_29_4_4.jpg

Description:
Two bust length portraits side-by-side; left is a Native American man seen in profile facing right holding an ax up near his face; his face and body are painted with lines and curves legend underneath reads: AMERICAN INDIAN WITH WAR PAINT; right is a South Asian woman in profile with her hair pulled back and painted dots around her eyebrows and on her nose, holding a curved sickle underneath is a legend reading INDIAN WITH WAR PAINT

Tags:
Native American; South Asian; conceptual art

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